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Without Property Rights, Prosperity is Built on a Shaky Foundation | Chicago Council on Global Affairs   [Opinion]
Cadasta’s CEO Amy Coughenour discusses how a recent trip to India underscored how having a secure place to call home and a legal address serves as a foundation for a lot of our economic and social activity–getting a job, enrolling in school, opening a bank account, getting medical care, and almost every area of daily life. Our homes and properties are linked to our ability to prosper, and we often take that for granted.
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Using Geodata to Secure Land TenureOmidyar Network    [Opinion]
In her article, Cadasta CEO Amy Coughenour explains how Cadasta’s use of geospatial technology helps communities and their stakeholders make better decisions.
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Leveraging Geospatial Tools and Technology to Document the Land Rights of Vulnerable Communities | Geoawesomeness  [Opinion]
Cadasta’s Product Manager Asaf Even-Paz explains why everyone deserves to be recognized and have their rights documented, especially when it comes to the land they live and work on.
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The Green Revolution reboot: Women’s land rights | Devex  [Opinion]
Amy Coughenour Betancourt and Justine Uvuza discuss the need to recognize the critical role women play in feeding their families and our planet.
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Strengthening Women’s Land Rights: The Neglected Lever Towards Increasing AG Production | Chicago Council on Global Affairs  [Opinion]
Frank Pichel discusses the dire need to improve women’s land rights and rights to inherit property around the world.
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Digital Technologies for Resilience Workship e-Agriculture    [Opinion]
Cadasta participated in the Digital Technologies for Resilience Workshop in Bangkok.
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Four Bottom-up Solutions to Strengthen Land Rights in Emerging Markets Next Billion    [Opinion]
Although governments are beginning to invest in improved land information and administration, several organizations are already working from the ground up to address the paucity of land rights around the world.
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Africa: This Land is NOT for Sale All Africa   [Opinion]
Want to sell your property in a developed economy? Put up a for sale sign. Want to keep your property in an emerging economy? Put up a NOT for sale sign.
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Securing Land Rights in Africa Project Syndicate   [Opinion]
Across the continent, insecure rights to land are robbing millions of financial stability and long-term prosperity. While new technology is giving people the tools to define what’s theirs, governments must recognize that certainty of ownership is a prerequisite of sustainable development.
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A Mobile Application to Secure Land Tenure New America   [Opinion]
Data collection apps make cheap, crowdsourced data collection more feasible than ever—but how does that translate to developing countries?
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Open Technology for Land Rights Documentation | opensource.com   [Opinion]
One-third of people on the planet don’t have documented rights to the land on which they rely. New technologies can make it easier than ever to document land and resource rights.
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How Accessible and Reliable Is Your National Government’s Data? | GIM International   [Opinion]
You can join others from around the world in grading how your government makes data available through the Open Knowledge International Global Open Data Index survey.
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Getting to Sustainable Palm Oil: A Hardware and Software Approach to a Market Problem | New Security Beat   [Opinion]
Embracing innovative technology is essential for the palm oil industry to reverse its destructive impact and adopt rigorous sustainable sourcing standards.
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Bitcoin Technology for Land Administration? | Devex    [Opinion]
Over the last year, Bitcoin has enjoyed significant news coverage, but does it have the potential to improve transparency in the context of land transaction records?
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