Land Governance

Land governance is the process by which decisions are made regarding the access to and use of land, the manner in which those decisions are implemented and the way that conflicting interests in land are reconciled.

We are working to ensure the youth have access to and use of land and enabling a seamless process through which land conflicts are resolved.

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Gender equality and equity

Foster gender equality and equity by influencing laws that will encourage women to own land, access land and participate in decision-making processes related to land.





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Training and Research

Training young people on land governance and facilitating their research and scholarship schemes in the agrarian field.

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Our commitments

Defend Youth Land Rights

Defend and guarantee the modern and customary land rights of Young people, development actors in Africa (SDG 1; 2; 13; 16).

Land Data information

Make reliable and transparent informations available to organizations for decision-making through studies and research relating to Young people’s acess to land (SDG 16 ; 4).

Women land rights

Guarantee equal opportunities in enabling women to access land as cited in women’s international land rights (SDG 5).

Actions for the youth to access land

Advocacy with organizations and governments for the provision of agricultural land to benefit projects associated with the youth (SDG 1; 2; 8; 9; 11; 12; 17).

Social Inclusion

Equality in decision-making processes related to land considering all strata and categories of young people (SDG 16).


Secure Rural Youth Land

Work to secure the rural Youth land and fight against land grabbing in order to guarantee the land rights of Young people in rural area.

Doing the right thing,
at the right time.






Youth Appreciation


Satisfied partners



  • World Environment Day: Reflections on land, youth and sustainable agriculture

    Last month, our international community celebrated World Environment Day 2020. To mark the occasion, YILaA interviewed Amy Coughenour Betancourt, CEO at Cadasta Foundation, to discuss key issues related to land rights and how it relates to youth empowerment, environmental conservation, and the development of sustainable agriculture. This article summarizes some of the main points discussed with Amy as well as her recommendations for the international community for improved land management practices in Africa, a mission shared by YILaA and Cadasta Foundation.

    juillet 14, 2020
  • Now is the time for Africa to digitize land registries, says Joan Kagwanja

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 28, 2020 (ECA) – The ongoing coronavirus crisis (COVID-19) has added impetus to the need for African nations to create comprehensive, up to date land registries to safeguard ordinary people’s land rights, especially in rural communities, Joan Kagwanja of the African Land Policy Centre said Thursday.

    juin 28, 2020
  • Transparency in the Land Sector Needs to Include Youth

    The session ”Exploring tools and approaches towards responsible youth and gender sensitive land governance and transparency in Africa” took place on November 27th, 2019 in the framework of the Conference on Land Policy in Africa and was organized by the Global Land Tool Network and the International Land Coalition.

    février 13, 2020
  • Could youth land rights hold the key to transforming agriculture and stimulating economic development in Africa?

    By Tizai Mauto, Landesa Land Tenure and Youth Specialist Over 60 percent of Africans are under the age of 35 – a well-documented “youth bulge” representing both an enormous challenge and a tantalizing opportunity for the continent. While 10-12 million young Africans enter the labor market each year, only 3.1 million formal wage jobs are generated, a

    novembre 13, 2020
  • Webinar – Practices of African Youth Access to Land for Prosperous Agriculture

    Description: Join co-hosts Landesa and Yilaa for an expert discussion on the role youth can play in reforming agriculture and promoting economic development across the African continent. The webinar will provide insights into the current state of youth access and rights to land in Africa, current efforts to promote youth engagement in agriculture and lessons

    novembre 12, 2020
  • Taking stock of women’s land rights in the wake of COVID-19

    Written by Grace Ananda How will you feel when you are discriminated against and denied privileges that other people enjoy? What will be your reaction? Have you asked yourself why the indigenous community in the world feel left behind in the development agenda? To answer all this, I had to look at the food security

    octobre 20, 2020
  • Ensuring our youths access land is key to transforming agriculture

    Across the African continent, we are in the midst of a ‘youth bulge’, with people below the age of 35 constituting 65 per cent of the population. Tanzania is no exception, as people aged between 15 and 35 comprise almost 85 per cent of the workforce. By Khadija Mrisho In a country where agriculture is

    septembre 30, 2020
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