Drones to undertake India’s ‘biggest’ land survey exercise | Thomson Reuters Foundation News [Quote ]
Dozens of drones mounted with high-resolution cameras will aim to map and deliver land rights to about 15 million rural households in Maharashtra. Cadasta’s CEO Amy Coughenour weighs in on the need for governments to accept community-led data collection methods to fill the data gap.
Visible or invisible? That’s the question for land data | Thomson Reuters Foundation News [Quote ]
Visible or invisible? That’s the question for land data Cadasta’s Frank Pichel says that while collecting data and opening up access to it can lead to greater efficiency in land administration, increased prosperity, and greater accountability, communities must also be able to assess the potential risks. Community feedback – and consent – is essential to determining what data on land should be open.
India’s pastoralists urged to use technology to protect rights | Thomson Reuters Foundation News [Quote ]
Herders around the world are coming under pressure from governments and farmers to settle down and stop their livestock roaming. Cadasta’s Amy Coughenour explains how mapping technologies like Cadasta’s can help preserve their traditions & livelihoods, manage the challenges & reduce conflicts.
Discourse On Women’s Land Rights Needs Change Of Lens | Devex [Mention] [Quote]
There is a growing body of knowledge that proves that land ownership is crucial for women to lead a dignified life. In this article, the author argues that it is time to change the way we look at women’s land rights.
Risky Business: Tenure Issues Main Deterrent for Investment | Global Landscapes Forum [Quote]
Experts from finance, research and policy all cite land tenure as the biggest perceived risk in a new USAID study.
Urbanization Triggers Land Disputes in Indian Cities | Reuters [Quote]
What do land rights have to do with building the investment case for sustainable landscapes? According to Chief Program Officer Frank Pichel, a great deal.