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USAID Administrator Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Colombia

Watch a short recap from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green’s trip to Colombia in May 2019. In it, he describes the work USAID and Colombia are doing to improve land rights. The Administrator states, “In the coming months, the Government of Colombia will issue over 3,000 land titles. Establishing formal rights…Read More

Colombia’s push for land titles brings hope for farmers amid fragile peace

The following is an excerpt from an article posted on Thomson Reuters Foundation PLACE. Follow the link below for the full article.  By Anastasia Moloney OVEJAS, Colombia, June 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Forced to flee her home to escape violence during Colombia’s half-century civil war, farmer Diana Vitola has been waiting decades to receive…Read More

Understanding Landscapes Using Spatial Data

This blog was originally published on ClimateLinks.  Landscapes and the complex, interlinked spatial units that comprise them are changing at an accelerating rate. Land use change, especially deforestation and forest degradation, are among the main contributors to global greenhouse emissions. Quantifying and monitoring forest conversion and better understanding the drivers of these changes is therefore…Read More

Landing Home

By Land and Rural Development Program in Colombia A municipal land office in Ovejas is giving local government a role to play in land administration. For 72-year-old Glenys Mariela Salazar, retirement has not made life easy. A victim of Colombia’s armed conflict, her main occupation for the last 20 years has been survival. In 2001,…Read More

MAST: Supporting Community Forest Management in Liberia

By the USAID LTS Team Liberia depends on its forests. The forestry sector contributes 10 percent of the country’s GDP. One in three rural Liberians (1.5 million people) live in forested areas and rely on forests for a significant source of their livelihoods. And Liberia’s forests are a global biodiversity hotspot, comprising more than half…Read More

A President’s Promise

By Land and Rural Development Program in Colombia President Iván Duque signs statement of commitment to deliver land titles following the USAID-supported Massive Land Formalization Pilot. The Final Step The President of Colombia, Iván Duque, and Mark Green, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), met and signed a joint statement of support…Read More