Covering New Terrain in the Fight for Land Rights

Our Vision is to build a world where even the most marginalized individuals and communities can benefit from the opportunities afforded by secure land and resource rights.

What’s New?

Our Mission is to be the leading provider of technical tools and services to support the documentation of land and resource rights to build stronger, more sustainable communities.

The Cadasta Platform

Our Esri-powered platform provides state-of-the-art software, tools, security, and services to support the documentation of land and resource rights to build stronger, more sustainable communities.

Our tools are:

  • Collaborative
  • Flexible
  • Secure
  • Customizable
  • Affordable

Cadasta’s platform, tools, and data are supported by Esri’s GIS mapping software which offers the most powerful mapping and spatial data analytics technology available.

Partner Spotlight


Bringing skills and systems that help women, families, and communities gain confidence and take charge of their own lives.

Some of Our Partners

Recent Reviews

  • “The platform presents the data in a way that is quite useful. As we get deeper into our analysis, it will prove even more useful.”

    Andrew Maki
    Founder, JEI
  • “Cadasta demonstrates the value add of these digital tools. With their technology, we can record the data faster, reduce errors, and in the end, produce land records that are even easier to share with government.”

    Jolyne Sanjak
    Chief Program Officer, Landesa
  • “The data collected through Cadasta’s platform is a great resource for our organization. We can see farm changes and growth, compare villages and farms, and better understand the different land use pressures at play. It makes it much easier to know where we should target our work moving forward. Cadasta’s platform also made it easy to build the survey and train data collectors at almost zero operational costs. It’s a great all-in-one platform.”

    Alex Chetkovich
    Managing Director, Seed Change
  • “We are eager to expand our pilot project further and it is now tested and proven that it can work. Our staff are using this tool and sharing our knowledge. These digital tools are making everything easier.”

    Mamun Ur Rashid
    Project Coordinator, Uttaran
  • “Cadasta Platform helps to manage our landowner’s household information together, that ultimately helped to support vulnerable landowners during digital land registration in Bangladesh.”

    Shahidul Islam
    Executive Director, Uttaran
  • “The Cadasta platform makes community mapping easy and possible by offering tools that were previously only available to the State or powerful elites.”

    Rachael Knight
    Senior Advisor to Namati’s Community Land Protection Program
  • “Working with the Cadasta Foundation has allowed us to significantly improve the delivery of our project in South Sumatra. The tools are intuitive and easy to use, yet allow for a variety of applications and analyses, and are helping the local government move towards improvement of land tenure and resolution of illegality. Working with Cadasta’s team has been a pleasure and we hope to continue into the future.”

    Michal Zrust
    Southeast Asia Regional Manager, Daemeter
  • “Cadasta provides us with a platform where we will be able to store all our land maps and records in one place and easily share with others. While developing our Cadasta projects we have received great technical support from them on data collection and presentation.”

    Peter van der Jagt
    Country Programme Manager, VSF
  • “The Cadasta Platform has been useful for us to structure the relevant information, identify the resources and communities needed in the process in a timely way, and make our work visible to help manage our projects.”

    Yolanda Garcia
    Founder and Leader of Aso Manos Negra
  • “Youth volunteers are helping women landowners identify their land parcels to better understand their land ownership documentation, which is important for women’s empowerment. Training provided by Cadasta helped the youth volunteers with knowledge that enabled them to map their land using the GeoODK app. The prepared map will help the women landowners secure their land rights.”

    Lipi Rahman
    Executive Director, Badabon Sangho

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