The Land Portal Foundation believes that access to information is crucial to achieve good land governance and to secure land rights for landless and vulnerable people. 

Read more about how the Land Portal Foundation works to improve access to information


Legal Status of the Foundation


The Land Portal Foundation is registered as an ANBI (a Public Benefit Organization) in the Netherlands under the RSIN number 854330045 since September 8th, 2014.

The postal address is:

Land Portal Foundation
Postbus 716
9700 AS Groningen - The Netherlands

The Foundation is hosted by:

University of Groningen
Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen - The Netherlands

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Board of Directors

Leon Verstappen - Chair

Founded the International Alliance on Land Tenure and Administration (IALTA,, and leads a team of researchers working on land tenure, mainly focusing on land law...

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Magdalena Anna Kropiwnicka

Food and land policy advisor experienced in governance, advocacy and multi-stakeholder partnerships and projects. In 2010, she founded Food and Climate Consulting...

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Terry Parnell

Has more than 30 years of experience in development and humanitarian relief programs, including more than 20 years in Southeast Asia, most of that in Cambodia...

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Annette Jaitner

Expert in programme development and implementation, guided by high ethical standards and integrity, and she is passionate about land governance...

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Timothy Fella

He comes to ESRI with 12 years of experience with land tenure and land administration issues from across the globe...

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Dr. Ritu Verma

Anthropologist, international development expert and civil engineer with over 20 years of research experience in East and Southern Africa and the Buddhist Himalayas...

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Johannes Keizer

Is responsible for partnerships in Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) secretariat and works in the project coordination of the H2020 Project eROSA on roadmaps for eInfrastructures in Agricultural Research and Development...

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Annual reports

As a non-profit organization, the Land Portal Foundation is committed to meeting the highest standards of reporting. Our fiscal and reporting year runs from January to December. Our accounts are checked and approved by a certified accountant in the Netherlands. Below you will find links to our annual reports.


Foundation plans & policies

The main focus areas of the Land Portal Foundation are:

  • Improving knowledge, communication and dialogue around land rights and land governance worldwide, with a particular emphasis on those most at-risk due to insecure land rights and great vulnerability to landlessness;
  • Creating and maintaining a system, known as "The Land Portal", that facilitates the collection, sourcing, and searching of otherwise fragmented and inaccessible data and information on land governance and land use from diverse sources, produced by governments, academia, international organizations, indigenous peoples and non-governmental organizations;
  • Encouraging social information exchange, debate and networking;
  • Establishing and maintaining a web-based data system that builds its strong foundations as the online destination for land information by combining public data, published information, and first-hand knowledge. 

Non-profit status

Being a Public Benefit Organization (non-profit) in the Netherlands, means that the Land Portal Foundation does not aim to make a profit, but to ensure all funds running through the Foundation are used to accomplish its stated missions and values. Land Portal Foundation Board members receive no renumeration for their work; they are only entitled to reimbursement of expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties as Land Portal Foundation Board member.

Natural and legal persons making a donation to the Land Portal Foundation are allowed to deduct these donations from their Dutch income or corporate income tax. 

Land Portal strategies

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