DRAFT LAND ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT POLICY | Land Portal
Land Draft Policy

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Date of publication: 
October 2006
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Pages: 
52
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Land is the most fundamental resource in any society because it is the basis of human survival. Land is the space upon which all human activities take place and provides continued existence of all life forms and minerals. Land performs basic and fundamental functions that support human and other terrestrial systems such as to produce food, fibre, fuel, water or other biotic materials for human use; provide biological habitats for plants, animals and micro-organisms; regulate the storage and flow of surface and ground water; provide physical space for settlements, industry and recreation; store and protect evidence for historic or pre-historic record (fossils etc.) and enable movement of animals, plants and people from one area to another.

This policy has taken a holistic approach to land because land is the basis of other public natural resources use interventions due to its multiple use as a resource. Land is not only required for agriculture, for forest and wildlife conservation, but also contains water and minerals. Therefore, the policy on land has to bridge with other sector policies through clearer land tenure arrangements. This policy spells out actions for enhancing administration and use of land, initiatives for revenue generation, decentralisation and empowerment of rural and urban communities while addressing the challenges posed by social inequalities; poverty, gender and disability.

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Established in October 2011, the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) is a non-profit Zambian company limited by guarantee which collaboratively works with public and private stakeholders in the agricultural sector. IAPRI is led by a local Board of Directors drawn from various state and private sector stakeholders.

Our Vision: To be the Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Policy Research and Outreach in Zambia.

Publisher(s): 

Established in October 2011, the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) is a non-profit Zambian company limited by guarantee which collaboratively works with public and private stakeholders in the agricultural sector. IAPRI is led by a local Board of Directors drawn from various state and private sector stakeholders.

Our Vision: To be the Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Policy Research and Outreach in Zambia.

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