United States Agency for International Development | Land Portal

About Us

We envision a world in which land governance systems, both formal and informal, are effective, accessible, and responsive for all. This is possible when land tenure and property rights are recognized as critical development issues and when the United States Government and its development partners demonstrate consistent attention and a firm commitment to supporting coordinated policies and programs that clarify and strengthen the land tenure and property rights of all members of society, enabling broad-based economic growth, gender equality, reduced incidence of conflicts, enhanced food security, improved resilience to climate change, and effective natural resource management.

Mission Statement

The USAID Land Tenure and Resource Management (LTRM) Office will lead the United States Government to realize international efforts—in accordance with the U.S. Government’s Land Governance Policy—to clarify and strengthen the land tenure and property rights of all members of society—individuals, groups and legal entities, including those individuals and groups that are often marginalized, and the LTRM Office will help ensure that land governance systems are effective, accessible, and responsive. We will achieve this by testing innovative models for securing land tenure and property rights and disseminating best practice as it relates to securing land rights and improving resource governance within the USG and our development partners.

United States Agency for International Development Resources

Displaying 1 - 5 of 408
Library Resource
Gender-Based Violence and Land Documentation & Administration in Zambia

Emerging Lessons from Implementation

Reports & Research
November, 2020
Zambia

This brief draws from USAID’s experience supporting systematic land documentation in Zambia to further advance awareness and knowledge about the relationship between gender-based violence (GBV) and the access, use, and control of land and property. It aims to inform current and future design and implementation of programs that promote land-based investment and land rights (particularly women’s land rights) by civil society organizations, other donors, and the private sector.

Library Resource
fao ethiopia - usaid

Opportunities and challenges in the face of uncertainty

Reports & Research
July, 2019
Ethiopia
The Ethiopian population will grow from present
102 to almost 190 million in the next three
decades, out of which 76 million people will live in
cities and towns vis-à-vis 19 million today. Per capita
national income, currently at USD 767 per year, will
almost double by 2050. These changes will trigger
consumption for all livestock products to increase
tremendously: between 2015 and 2050 demand for
milk and beef is estimated to grow by about 5.5
Library Resource
Reports & Research
February, 2019
Nigeria

This report examines the challenges and opportunities of Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, working in the complex political, economic, environmental, and cultural context of Nigeria. With the initiative moving into its second phase, adding resilience as a strategic objective and including more fragile target countries like Nigeria, Feed the Future needs to evolve its model to meet the needs of the world’s most at-risk populations.

Library Resource
Customary Land Recognition in Zambia
Reports & Research
December, 2018
Zambia

From January 15 to February 6, 2018, the USAID’s Tenure and Global Climate Change Program and Land Portal Foundation co-facilitated a dialogue on experiences of documenting household and community-level customary rights in Zambia. The dialogue brought together the perspectives of government, traditional leaders, practitioners, civil society, and academics to consider how customary land documentation can contribute to national development goals and increased service delivery in rural and peri-urban areas.

Library Resource
12452.jpg
Conference Papers & Reports
October, 2018
Global

Date: Octobre 2018

Source: Foncier & Développement

Par: Laura German, Lorenzo Cotula, Katie Gibson, Anna Locke, Anya Bonanno, Julian Quan

Ce rapport passe en revue l’état du débat mondial sur l’inclusion dans les investissements agricoles et analyse ce qu’elle signifie pour les différents acteurs de la chaîne de valeur.

Share this page