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Securing land rights for the world’s poorest people



Landesa champions and works to secure land rights for millions of the world’s poorest women and men to provide opportunity and promote social justice.


We envision a world free of poverty.  We are committed to a future in which all women and men who depend on land for their livelihoods have secure, legal land rights – one of the most powerful tools for lifting oneself, one’s family and one’s community out of poverty.


Three-quarters of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas where land is a key asset.

Of those people, more than a billion lack legal rights over the land they use to survive, causing entrenched poverty cycles to persist over generations.

Efforts to help one landless family at a time are important. But Landesa works to advance durable land rights to bring transformational changes on a large scale. Secure land rights help create stable foundation for other important development work – like literacy, clean water, and nutrition – to take hold for generations.


Landesa 1424 Fourth Avenue, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101, USA

Phone: (206) 528-5880
Fax: (206) 528-5881
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