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Where Rural Transformation Begins with Land Titles

With USAID support, the Colombian government has begun delivering land titles as part of a far-reaching project to transform the territory When María Eugenia Ruiz stepped up to receive the title to her property and home, she had the chance to tell the audience about the hardships she has endured with owning land in an...Read More

Titling Land in a Complicated Region

TEORAMA, Norte de Santander, Colombia - A few days after the government delivered 118 property titles to property owners in Teorama, a town located in the heart of Colombia’s Catatumbo region, violence and forced displacement once again knocked on the doors of the municipality. Under threat, 79 families, or more than 250 people, made the...Read More

Urban Planning and Development Begins in the Municipal Land Office

The USAID-supported Municipal Land Office in Santander de Quilichao plays a significant role in planning and mobilizing funds for urban development. At rush hour, dense traffic permeates downtown Santander de Quilichao and slows to a trickle. Cars, buses, and delivery trucks ply the few single-lane streets on a journey to the main arteries of Northern…Read More

“The Municipal Land Office is a Center for Facilitating Conservation”

Q&A with the Mayor of Santander de Quilichao, Lucy Amparo Guzmán In 2016, with USAID support Santander de Quilichao created a Municipal Land Office in order to improve local land administration. Since then, it has titled hundreds of properties, including lands where health centers and schools are operating. This year, the Mayor is expanding the...Read More

Announcing the Feed the Future and Agrilinks 2023 Photo Contest

A picture is worth a thousand words. This year, Feed the Future and Agrilinks are hosting a photo contest to help tell our story. Amidst devastating climate shocks, rising food prices and protracted conflict, partnering with and empowering communities to fight against hunger is more vital than ever. Submit your photos by March 3, 2023, to highlight…Read More