The paper is a product of a short term consultancy work offered by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for the Ministry of Lands, Environment Forestry, Water and Mines of Rwanda. The paper focuses on the relationship between land reform, poverty reduction and sustainable development. It is grounded in the current process of implementing a land law and policy in Rwanda. The thrust of the discussion is pillared on a number of interrelated arguments.
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The International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ICARRD) in Porto Alegre 7-20 March 2006 was organized jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation and the Government of Brazil to explore new development opportunities to revitalize rural communities worldwide.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information.
The LAND Project is a five year program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Its primary goal is strengthening the resilience of Rwandan citizens, communities and institutions and their ability to adapt to land-related economic, environmental and social changes.