By focusing on thematic issues, the Land Portal attempts to give avid learners a space to come together to explore and gain a better understanding on different land-related themes.  Each of the below-listed thematics contains written narratives describing the main land governance issues relevant to the theme, as well as related organizations, news, event and blogs.  For those seeking more detailed information, indicators and datasets as well as innovative tools for organizing visualizing and analyzing indicator data are also available. 

All themes displayed here have been developed in collaboration with global organizations with relevant expertise. 

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Thematic portfolios

Land and Food

Land & Food Security

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and foodpreferences for an active and healt

Producing food for the world’s growing rural and urban populations starts with agricultural land. Reducing current high levels of hunger and malnutrition, as called for by the Sustainable Development Goals, will depend on land use decisions and governance from the global to the local level. Although about 40 percent of the world’s land is used for crop production and pasture [1], today some 800 million people remain food insecure and as many as 2 billion are malnourished [2]. Achieving food security requires physical, social, and economic access to safe and nutritious food.

Indigenous & Community Land Rights

Secure community land rights are an essential condition for Indigenous Peoples and local communities to enjoy human rights, socio-economic development, and cultural protection.