Roy Prosterman

0 Seattle Times profile of Landesa’s work with women farmers in India

The Seattle Times, with support from The Seattle International Foundation (also one of my primary funders), has produced a beautiful and in-depth report on the work of Landesa promoting land rights for women in India. It’s a great read, written by Melissa Allison and photographed by Erika Shultz. Woman farmer…

0 Land reform and bulletproof vests

Roy Prosterman might, on first glance, suggest a kindly hobbit. The retired UW law professor is a friendly, gentle and small (in stature) man who hardly looks like a radical social reformer who could bring on death threats. Prosterman’s non-profit organization, now called Landesa (formerly RDI, Rural Development Institute), sounds…