CADASTA: How our technology secured land rights for 5 million people in 5 years

April 2021
Amy Coughenour Betancourt CADASTA (Land Portal)

The CEO of Cadasta argues that since its founding in 2015, Cadasta has become the leading provider of technical tools and services to support the documentation of land and resource rights to build stronger, more sustainable communities. We have continued to adapt and improve our tools and strategy to make it easier than ever to collect, store, and analyse land and resource rights data around the world. We have now worked with more than 70 partners in 33 countries to advance the land and resource rights of over 5 million people across 11.8 million hectares in 1,580 communities. Over 100,000 land documents covering over 600,000 people have been issued by governments, and this number continues to grow. Cadasta’s dashboards, webmaps, and data analysis tools help put information and decisions in the hands of those who need it the most – families and communities left out of formal land systems who rely on their land for their livelihoods, their lives, and their futures.