The present study, by the Chief of the Agrarian and Water Law Section of the FAO Legislation Branch, is intended to explore in greater depth the value of legislation to the land use planning process. It is, on the one hand, an exploration of the ways in which legislation serves to provide the structural underpinnings for and connections between the technical disciplines which have long been associated with the land use planning effort.
Search resultsShowing items 1 through 9 of 8.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2019Algeria, United States of America, Samoa, Peru, Indonesia, Tonga, Ivory Coast, Congo, Guyana, Cameroon, Cyprus, Malaysia, Belize, Tanzania, Botswana, Ethiopia, Gabon, Rwanda, Uruguay, Nepal, Italy, Sudan
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2009Botswana
Botswana Tenth National Development Plan (NDP 10) marks the last leg in achieving the aspirations of Botswana's long-term vision, Vision 2016- Towards Prosperity for All. The plan, based on the principles of rapid economic growth, social justice, economic independence, and sustainable development, will run from 1st April 2009 to 31st March 2016, a total of 7 years.To make agriculture more productive and sustainable work will be focus on three main components: livestock, arable production, and agricultural business development programme.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2002Botswana, Africa
A review of all Botswana land-related policies in preparation for a comprehensive new National Land Policy. Covers land rights, land markets and taxation, urban and rural land management, land use planning, legal, institutional and financial issues. Dominant theme is the need to adjust land policy, laws, management and administration to the changes being brought about by economic development and urbanisation, manifested in a rapidly emerging land market. Government concerned over rise of landlessness and hoarding by speculators.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Botswana
Dual‐scale analyses assessing farm‐scale patterns of ecological change and landscape‐scale patterns of change in vegetation cover and animal distribution are presented from ecological transect studies away from waterpoints, regional remotely sensed analysis of vegetation cover and animal numbers across the southern Kalahari, Botswana. Bush encroachment is prevalent in semi‐arid sites where Acacia mellifera Benth. is widespread in communal areas and private ranches, showing that land tenure changes over the last 40 years have not avoided rangeland degradation.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1991France, Zambia, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Australia, Greece, Guinea, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Colombia, Panama, Kenya, Jordan, Philippines, Libya, Italy, Botswana, Netherlands, Argentina, Sudan, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
Extensive grazing is the predominant form of land use on at least a quarter of the world’s land surface, in which livestock are raised on food that comes mainly from rangelands. Extensive grazing differs from crop or forestry production, in which the produce remains in situ whilst growing. Evaluation for extensive grazing, unlike that for cropping or forestry, must take into account the production of both grazing forage, termed primary production, and the livestock that feed on this forage, termed secondary production.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Rwanda, Laos, Belgium, Philippines, South Africa, Uganda, Germany, Italy, Botswana, Vietnam, United Kingdom, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, Brazil
Second issue of the Journal, which is now published in both hardcopy and in electronic formats and provides an open, impartial and practice-oriented global forum for promoting the latest knowledge in land tenure. This issue features five continents and subcontinents exploring common challenges including tenure governance, the legal recognition of customary tenures, land scarcity and redistributive reforms, and the increasing role of information technology in tenure systems.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2010Botswana
Tribal land management constitutes the largest of the three main tenure types that prevail in Botswana (tribal, State, and freehold). The land inventory is a means to support land administration, land development, land use planning, land transactions and natural resources management in Botswana. The land inventory is currently web based and GIS-enabled through the Tribal Land Information Management Systems and the State Land Information Management System. These systems now play a key role in land-related policy and management decisions.
Library ResourceJanuary, 1970Botswana
The prosperity of Botswana largely depends on its natural resources. As to the agricultural sector, poor utilization of land resources has until now resulted in low crop yields, poor livestock offtake rates, low rural household incomes and widespread degradation of soils and rangeland. Acknowledging these problems, the Botswana Government has recently adopted a series of policies to ensure that land resources are used in a sustainable manner.
Land Library Search
Through our robust search engine, you can search for any item of the over 60,000 highly curated resources in the Land Library.
If you would like to find an overview of what is possible, feel free to peruse the Search Guide.