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Café Kuma is New Life

By Land and Rural Development Program in Colombia In rural Colombia, coffee is not only a way of life, but it is also a path out of poverty and toward greater economic self-reliance. With USAID’s support, coffee producers from indigenous communities in Colombia’s Cesar region are improving their capacity to grow and process higher-value speciality…Read More

Vacancy Announcement: Senior Land and Resource Governance Officer

Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) FSL-01 Senior Land and Resource Governance Officer Official Position Title: Natural Resources Officer, Backstop 40, FSL-0401-01 Functional Position Title: Senior Land and Resource Governance Advisor Location of Position: U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, Office of Land and Urban (E3/LU) Position…Read More

Securing land tenure with smartphones

This blog post was originally published on the World Bank’s Sustainable Cities blog. More than 1,000 years. That’s how long recent estimates suggest it would take in some developing countries to legally register all land – due to the limited number of land surveyors in country and the use of outdated, cumbersome, costly, and overly regulated surveying…Read More

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We value your expert opinion. Please help us improve the MAST Learning Platform by completing a quick Survey!           USAID’s Land Technology Solutions (LTS) project is seeking your valuable feedback about the MAST (Mobile Applications for Securing Tenure) technology and approach, as well as to improve the MAST Learning Platform website….Read More

Jewelers CAN Trace Their Gold

Gold from Conflict-Free Mines in Congo Sold in US Jewelry Stores By Juliane Kippenberg Associate Director, Children’s Rights Division, Jo Becker Advocacy Director, Children’s Rights Division People in the United States will now be able to buy jewelry made with “conflict-free” gold from Zales and Kay Jewelers, two of the nation’s largest jewelry retailers. The RAGS (Responsible Artisanal…Read More