This publication captures the main activities and findings of the first phase of LANDac, the Netherlands Academy on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development. LANDac is a platform and partnership critically engaged in land governance for achieving inclusive and sustainable development. The first phase ran from 2010 to 2016 and is followed by a second phase from 2016 to 2021. The publication is meant to inform researchers, policy makers and practitioners, among LANDac members as well as outside the LANDac community. It is an invitation to read more and engage with LANDac to improve land governance and make land governance processes more sustainable and inclusive, since ‘land matters’.