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  1. Library Resource
    Measuring Individuals’ Rights to Land; An Integrated Approach to Data Collection for SDG Indicators 1.4.2 and 5.a.1
    Reports & Research
    September, 2019
    Global

    Land is a key economic resource inextricably linked to access to, use of and control over other economic and productive resources. Recognition of this, and the increasing stress on land from the world’s growing population and changing climate, has driven demand for strengthening tenure security for all. This has created the need for a core set of land indicators that have national application and global comparability, which culminated in the inclusion of indicators 1.4.2 and 5.a.1 in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda.

  2. Library Resource
    Enabling access to clean agricultural inputs and technologies: Improving farmer yields and businesses turnover cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2017
    Ethiopia

    Supporting the agriculture sector

    The GoE with technical support from the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) programme is issuing Second Level Land Certificates (SLLC) to increase the land tenure security of farmers. As a result, farmers are more willing to invest in their land in a productive and sustainable way. However, to allow for increased productive investment, farmers must have access to improved agri-inputs and technologies that are climate smart: this is currently a challenge in most rural areas.

  3. Library Resource
    Promoting financial inclusion cover image

    Improving farmers’ lives through the SLLC-linked loan product

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2017
    Ethiopia

    With Second Level Land Certification (SLLC), farmers gain increased security of tenure: this incentivises them to invest more in their land.

    To allow for this productive investment to take place, the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) programme is working with micro finance institutions (MFIs) to roll out an innovative financial product: the SLLC-linked individual loan.

    Accessing longer terms and larger size loans allows farmers to increase the productivity of their land, graduate from subsistence farming, and become more commercially oriented.

  4. Library Resource
    Land Rights and Agricultural Productivity cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2012
    Global

    Property rights to land represent the key institutional asset on which rural people build their livelihoods. In fact, in many countries, landlessness is the best predictor of poverty. The nature of farmers’ property rights to land substantially impacts their willingness and ability to adopt productivity-enhancing inputs and investments.

  5. Library Resource
    The pastoralist’s parcel cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2013
    Kenya

    Conventional notions of the ‘land parcel’ have been extended: previously unrecognized tenures including customary, nomadic, or communal interests are now incorporated into the concept. Technical tools including the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) enable these new understandings to be operationalized in land administration systems. The nomadic pastoralists of Kenya’s dry land regions illustrate where these new approaches can be applied.

  6. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    May, 2016
    Kenya

    The absence of a clearly defined land use policy in Kenya after years of independence has resulted in a haphazard approach to managing the different land use practices and policy responses. Land use continues to be addressed through many uncoordinated legal and policy frameworks that have done little to unravel the many issues that affect land use management. The Constitution of Kenya 2010, Kenya Vision 2030 and the Sessional Paper No. 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy all call for a clear framework for effectively addressing the challenges related to land use.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2016
    Kenya

    A Land Information Management System (LIMS) is an information system that enables the capture, management, and analysis of geographically referenced land-related data in order to produce land information for decision-making in land administration and management. The system is a Geospatial Information System (GIS) driven for the purposes of handling and managing parcel based information. The Republic of Kenya, located in East Africa, ranks 33rd in the world in terms of population with 38.6 million people and has a land area of 224,081 square miles.

  8. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    Legislation
    National Policies
    March, 2015
    Kenya

    The Land Act, 2012

    The Land Registration Act, 2012

    The National Land Commission Act, 2012

    The Environment & Land Court Act, 2011

    The Urban Areas & Cities Act, 2011

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2013
    Global

    The livelihoods of many rural dwellers are dependent on having secure and equitable access to land. Tenure security is also a prerequisite for sustainable land management. The massive interest of commercial investors has increased the pressure on land globally. This article describes the international community’s efforts to improve the responsible governance and management of land.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2016
    Brazil

    Brazil lags behind much of the world in taking advantage of an important driver of economic growth: secure land rights. In 2015, Brazil ranked 64th on the International Property Rights Index (IPRI). It ranked even lower, at 95th, for secure property rights on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitive Index.

    When property rights are secure, the nation’s lands can be managed, improved, or protected to their fullest potential. This could unlock new economic opportunities, develop markets more fully, and improve the use of the country’s resources.

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