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LandLinks caught up with Dr. Heather Huntington, Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management Impact Evaluation Specialist with The Cloudburst Group to discuss a key research paper on tenure security that she has been developing under USAID’s Evaluation, Research and Communication (ERC) Project. The research compares datasets across seven impact evaluations in customary systems across Africa…Read More
The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3), Office of Land and Urban (LU) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) which is intended to: Obtain details concerning partner community interest in the E3/LU’s anticipated requirement described herein; Obtain information on the level of capacity of potential contractors…Read More
LandLinks caught up with Caleb Stevens at the USAID office in Washington, DC to talk about the Community Land Protection Program (CLPP) in Liberia and the more than 3-year long rigorous performance evaluation USAID is conducting of the program. The stages of the CLPP program include: Stage 1: Laying the groundwork through legal education on…Read More
Everybody loves chocolate. The beans that form the basis of chocolate are sourced from tropical cocoa trees, which are grown commercially in only a few developing countries. West Africa alone is responsible for over two-thirds of global production. In these countries, chocolate supports local livelihoods and incomes. But there is a bitter side to the…Read More
This video details USAID’s work in Tajikistan through the Land Reform and Farm Restructuring Project, and highlights Mahkfirat Saidrahmonova accomplishments, a female farmer and project beneficiary who shares her agricultural experience with other dehqan farmers.
Whereas most rural Tanzanians lack documented rights to their land, residents of Kinywang’anga are, for the first time, claiming such rights to their land—and local women like Anita Mfilinge are benefitting as a result.
Like most women in her village, Mfilinge was once unaware of her rights as a landholder. Her ability to hold land, she suspected, was merely a privilege. And surely, she told herself, this privilege must depend on the will of her husband and male relatives.