Land Tenure Working Paper 14: Growing land scarcity and concern about land-related conflicts and rising levels of rural impoverishment have brought land to the fore once more.
Land Tenure Working Paper 13: Secure land rights are crucial if local populations are to engage actively as stakeholders in rural development.
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), GTZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure.
This Presidential Decree establishes the competencies of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
This Decree establishes the annual fees to be paid for land use by the beneficiaries of the authorization for land exploitation. It consists of 7 articles specifying the fees to be paid according to the different size and land use (livestock, wildlife repopulation, or permanent crops).
This Resolution, composed of one article and one Annex, approves the National Land Policy. In particular, it identifies the national priorities, and provides a classification of land use for agricultural, industrial and mining purposes. Moreover, it defines an implementation strategy and requires for significant changes in the current basic legislation on land.
This Ministerial Decision establishes the fees to be paid for land use. It consists of 3 articles dealing with the fee percentage to be given to the Municipality and to the Ministry of Agriculture in order to authorize land exploitation.
This Decree creates and approves the Statute of the National Centre of Chartography (including by planes or satellites) (CENACARTA). It consists of 4 Chapters dealing with the composition, duties and competencies of this national administration under the Ministry of Agriculture for land planning purposes.
This Ministerial Decision regulates the Technical Annex of Land Act No. 19/97 in order to exploit and manage public lands.
The Act on activities of sworn surveyors establishes the right of surveyors to carry out activities as independent professionals and private entities such as of topographic, photogrammetric and cartographic work. These Regulations regulate such activities. Regulations concern qualifications, authorization, definition of actual work, registration, contracts for the provision of services, etc.