Established in 1962, the Land Tenure Center (LTC) evolved into the world’s leading university-based institution on land policy. LTC has worked globally on issues of land tenure and land use, agrarian reform, land markets, legislative drafting, land registration and titling, institutional dimensions of rural development, and environmental/natural resource management. Now housed in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, LTC works to improve environmental sustainability in developing countries, where extraordinary biological and cultural diversity often coincides with acute poverty. Environmental sustainability is vital for the poor, who depend heavily on natural resources and ecosystem services and are likely to suffer disproportionately from disease and hardship when the environment is degraded. LTC stresses local collaboration and a multi-disciplinary approach to research and training.

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