The future of Land Matters for development

Land experts from Chemonics, DAI and Thomson Reuters weigh in on the future of the land sector.

Robust land and tenure policies in the developing world are critical for maintaining citizen rights, fostering food security, and supporting economic growth. And support for strong and just land policies will be one key component to achieving the sustainable development goals that will be finalized in September.

But how will the land sector evolve in the next 15 years, and what should development professionals know to best position themselves for success?

Land experts from Chemonics, DAI and Thomson Reuters share their thoughts in this video, highlighting food security challenges in the face of growing populations, greater competition for land, climate change, emerging water issues and new data technology.

To read additional content on land and property rights, go to Focus On: Land Matters in partnership with Thomson Reuters.

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    Jeff Tyson

    Jeff is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, DC, he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the United States, and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.

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