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Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG)

USAID’s Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG) program is a flexible field support mechanism that works with USAID Missions to provide both short- and long-term assistance. The program gives USAID operating units and missions around the world an opportunity to request support for a wide array of services to improve land and resource governance, strengthen property rights, and build resilient livelihoods as the foundation for strong economic growth, stability, resilience, and self-reliance.

Land Technology Solutions

The USAID Land Technology Solutions (LTS) Project offers targeted, focused services to Missions and partners to enhance integration and use of the USAID Mobile Applications to Secure Tenure (MAST) in USAID activities. Services for USAID Missions Contact the experts in the E3/Land Office for technical services from the LTS team: Ioana Bouvier, USAID E3 Senior…Read More

Zambia: Tenure and Global Climate Change

National governments increasingly recognize the importance of legal recognition and documentation of customary rights. With hundreds of millions of unregistered land claims globally, rapid and robust approaches are needed to document and administer communal and household rights in the long-term. USAID’s Tenure and Global Climate Change (TGCC) Program piloted customary land documentation processes in Zambia…Read More

Burkina Faso: Mobile Applications to Secure Tenure

Under the Evaluation, Research and Communications (ERC) project, USAID launched the Mobile Applications to Secure Tenure (MAST) Pilot in Burkina Faso. MAST uses a simple android app and a semi-crowdsourced methodology to facilitate the mapping and documentation of land in a more efficient, transparent, and affordable manner. USAID successfully piloted MAST in Tanzania, where it…Read More

Tanzania: Feed the Future Tanzania Land Tenure Assistance Activity

While Tanzania’s legal framework provides clear land tenure protections for men and women alike, village-level land tenure is frequently not secure and is often susceptible to outside interests. The land in many villages is typically not mapped, demarcated according to use, or registered—and there is significant disparity in how investors access land in Tanzania. Feed the Future Tanzania Land Tenure Assistance (LTA) seeks to clarify and document land ownership, increase local understanding of land use and land rights, and support land use planning.

Land-Potential Knowledge System

Achieving long-term food security while protecting biodiversity and other ecosystem services will require: sustainable intensification of production on existing lands, restoration of degraded lands, and converting to agriculture only those lands where potential production is high, while degradation risk is low. To meet these requirements, knowledge and information about how land potential varies at field…Read More

Tanzania: Mobile Application to Secure Tenure

Under the Evaluation, Research and Communication (ERC) project, USAID piloted a project to crowd-source land rights information at the village level in Tanzania using mobile technology. The Mobile Application to Secure Tenure (MAST) project (formerly the Mobile Technology Pilot) supported identified needs of the Government of Tanzania to improve land governance and lower the cost…Read More