Land for Life is an initiative of 5 partners across 5 countries

Land for Life Initiative

We are partnering across Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Sierra Leone and at the international level to jointly address land governance challenges: bringing together civil society, government stakeholders, researchers and the private sector to identify common solutions. 


In Burkina Faso, the Confederation Paysanne du Faso (CPF) hosts the Secretariat of the emerging Multi-Actor Partnership (MAP).

In Liberia the MAP Secretariat is hosted by the Rights and Rice Foundation (RRF).

Land for Life Ethiopia has recently registered as an independent legal entity.

In Sierra Leone, the Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD) works with a Consortium of 4 civil society organizations; jointly they promote multi-actor dialogue and collaboration in 4 districts of the country as well as at national level.  

Welthungerhilfe (WHH), supported by the Civil Society Academy (CSA)provides backstopping support, facilitates workshops and links the country-level partners to relevant actors.


Confédération Paysanne du Faso

The Confédération Paysanne du Faso is a nonpolitical and nonreligious umbrella federation, founded in 2002, that represents 15 member organizations. CPF advocates for secure land rights for smallholder agricultural producers.

Blaise Bama



Land for Life Ethiopia

Established in 2020 by a group of government officials, academics, entrepreneurs and activists, Land for Life Ethiopia is a non-governmental, non-profit institution engaged in promoting and facilitating multi-actor dialogue and collaboration on land governance and responsible agricultural investments. Land for Life Ethiopia promotes people-centered land governance and aims to provide space for all, in particular community representatives, to contribute to inclusive and transparent policy development and implementation.

Fikru Takele


Rights and Rice Foundation

The Rights & Rice Foundation is a non-governmental organization with the overall aim of working for social justice and community empowerment. RRF promotes responsible governance, including land and natural resources. The organization is the co-convener of the national CSO Working Group on Land Rights Reform in Liberia; a coalition of over 18 CSOs.

James Yarsiah



Network Movement for Justice and Development

Since 2018, a Consortium of 4 experienced civil society organizations working on issues such as land governance, justice, right to food and conflict resolution facilitates Land for Life. The lead partner is the Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD), a human rights-oriented civil society development and advocacy organization. 

Berns K. Lebbie



Welthungerhilfe e. V.

Welthungerhilfe has a vision of a world in which everyone can lead a self-determined life in dignity and justice, free from hunger and poverty. In 2018, the organization worked in 37 countries focusing interventions and collaboration with partners on sustainable rural development and family farming agriculture. Promoting secure land rights is a key component of WHH’s work.


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Land for Life

A compact overview of our work and our partnership.






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