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USAID LandMatters Newsletter December 2018

by Portal Web Editor last modified Dec 14, 2018 10:42 PM
Contributors: LandLinks
Your December #LandMatters Newsletter is here!

World Bank Scales Up USAID MAST Approach in Tanzania

Less than 10 percent of all land in Africa is surveyed and registered,
largely because of cumbersome and costly registration procedures.
USAID’s Mobile Application to Secure Tenure (MAST) technology has brought down the average costs for issuing a legal land certificate in rural Tanzania to less than $10. Based on this success, the World Bank is investing $100 million in a program that will scale up the issuance of land certificates on a large scale…
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Historic Conflict-Free Gold is Win-Win for Jewelers and Mining
Communities

Last month, USAID, the Responsible Artisanal Gold Solutions Forum (RAGS) and local Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) partners proudly announced the first ever conflict-free gold supply chain in the country. Though the amount of “clean” gold emerging from the country is still modest, the success of this initiative proves that it is possible for jewelers to obtain full traceability of their gold supply chain. This assurance creates a win-win situation for jewelers who can now market “clean” gold with traceable origins to their customers, and for mining communities that can grow livelihoods derived from safer conditions and more consistent earnings that eventually lead to stronger local and national economies...

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Colombia Tells Stories of Coffee, Honey and Clearer Path to Land Titling

The USAID-funded Land and Rural Development Program in Colombia addresses the challenges around land conflict and development. Working closely with the national, regional and local government, the program has recently focused on facilitating public-private partnerships in coffee and honey value chains that boost livelihoods among farmers and their families, and create more accessible systems for land titling and registration that build the foundations for sustainable development...

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In Case You Missed It: Responsible Land-Based Investments Case Studies

Bolstering local land rights can be good for both business and communities. USAID partners with private sector leaders and civil society groups to minimize the risks associated with large-scale land investments, address land tenure challenges and to unlock the mutual benefits that agriculture, forestry and other land-based industries generate. This case study series features USAID partnerships in Mozambique, Ghana and Kenya...

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USAID Partners with Hershey to Boost Cocoa Yields

Jeff King, Senior Director of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social Innovation at the Hershey Company, shares his thoughts on the USAID-Hershey Cocoa partnership in Ghana. The chocolate industry faces a critical challenge to produce a more sustainable cocoa crop; USAID and Hershey are working together to address this challenge through an innovative model that integrates land tenure, replanting rights and deforestation…

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Vacancy Announcement: Senior Land and Resource Governance Officer

USAID's Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, Office of Land and Urban (E3/LU) seeks a highly qualified expert to serve as the Senior Land and Resource Governance Officer. USAID is one of the largest donors in the land tenure and property rights sector, with active land programs or activities in nearly 20 countries representing investments of over $200 million. The Senior Land and Resource Governance Officer will provide senior-level technical leadership, strategic planning, and advisory services to the Agency on land tenure, decentralized approaches to land administration, and sustainable resource governance…

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LandMatters Newsletter welcomes your questions, stories, and project highlights to share with the USAID Land Rights Community. Contact the LandMatters Newsletter team at landcomms@trg-inc.com with any comments or queries. We look forward to hearing from you!

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