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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2018
    North Macedonia, United States of America, Sweden, Azerbaijan, United Kingdom, Ghana, Pakistan, Netherlands, Georgia, France, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Finland, New Zealand, Rwanda, Kyrgyzstan, Albania, Russia, Armenia

    This guide is about making the recording or registration of tenure rights more relevant to people who hold those tenure rights, and particularly to people who are currently poorly served by systems to record or register tenure rights. It provides practical advice on ways to improve the recording of tenure rights, including by addressing barriers that prevent people from using recording systems.

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    Serbia, North Macedonia, Turkey, Croatia, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Georgia, Hungary, Europe

    Cooperation between Bulgaria and FAO started in 1967 and has continued to grow, with Bulgaria providing sustained support to the achievement of FAO’s Strategic Objectives. In recent years, their partnership has focused on supporting small family farms and giving greater recognition to their role in ensuring the country’s food supply. Their collaboration is now focusing on the key role of academia and research institutes in achieving food security and nutrition.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2004
    Romania, France, North Macedonia, Switzerland, United States of America, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Europe

    The focus of this exercise was on issues connected with a possible substantial increase in the agricultural loan asset portfolio of ProCredit Bank. This summary outlines the type of client who could be targeted by the bank – the core borrowing group, the ways in which the bank could market its services to the desired core clientele, the type of loans for which a demand is clear, the enterprise types for which credit-financed investment appears to be most profitable, the regional considerations and, finally, the personnel requirements within the bank.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2015
    Serbia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Moldova, Albania, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Germany, Georgia, Romania, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe

    This paper reviews the experiences of introducing land consolidation and land banking instruments in Central and Eastern Europe, largely to address the structural problems of small and fragmented farms. The introduction has been uneven with some countries having established operational programmes while others have taken steps with differing levels of success, and a few have not taken action. The paper assesses the driving factors for the introduction and the approaches used in individual countries.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    France, North Macedonia, Belgium, Azerbaijan, Germany, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria, Estonia, Pakistan, Nepal, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Moldova, Albania, Romania, Poland, India, Russia, Georgia, Armenia

    This publication describes the experience of a number of transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union with crafting regulatory frameworks for irrigation water users’ organizations. It also seeks to distil a number of key regulatory requirements. As a result, this study serves as a design/drafting manual for policymakers and for drafters of legislation on water users’ organizations.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2002
    Slovenia, France, North Macedonia, Slovakia, United States of America, Sweden, Denmark, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Canada, Republic of Korea, Japan, Hungary, Moldova, Albania, Italy, Poland, India, Czech Republic, Georgia, Armenia, Greece, Eastern Europe, Central Asia

    This guide on Rural property tax systems in Central and Eastern Europe has been prepared to support governments in the design and implementation of systems to raise revenues at local levels. An increasing number of countries are introducing policies to decentralize the provision of rural services but very often local levels of government have insufficient funds to carry out these newly decentralized responsibilities. Raising revenues through property taxes on rural land represents one way to improve the capacity of local levels to deliver services.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Serbia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Turkmenistan, Albania, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Poland, Russia, Georgia, Romania, Tajikistan, Czech Republic, Asia, Europe

    Land tenure working paper 3. This document reflects the policies, status and trends of governance in Eastern Europe and in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The study assesses the state of governance and evaluates the ability of countries to contribute to the elaboration of FAO’s Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2006
    Serbia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Croatia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Estonia, Ireland, Malta, Italy, Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Albania, Montenegro, Poland, Latvia, Romania, Czech Republic, Europe

    EU membership has profound implications for all parts of a country’s economy, as well as for its relationships with the other countries in Europe and its internal political structures. Members of the EU must be democracies governed by the rule of law and which guarantee human rights. They must have functioning market economies able to withstand the competitive pressures that EU membership brings, and governmental structures capable of discharging the wide range of obligations imposed on EU Member States.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Serbia, North Macedonia, Armenia, Turkey, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Ireland, Austria, Belarus, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Moldova, Albania, Montenegro, Poland, Germany, Georgia, Romania, Czech Republic, Europe

    Land consolidation can be an important tool for increasing agricultural competitiveness and improving rural conditions. Farmers can become more competitive when they decrease fragmentation and increase the size of their farms, and rural communities can benefit when consolidation projects include components to improve local infrastructure and the environment.

  10. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    Hungary, North Macedonia, Europe

    The partnership between FAO and The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has grown steadily since the country became a member of the Organization in 1993. Cooperation has spanned a wide array of country and regional initiatives in areas such as the wine sector, land tenure and management, obsolete pesticide management and climate change adaptation in rural areas. Across the spectrum, there has been a continual emphasis on national capacity building, with a more recent focus on aligning Macedonia’s agriculture and rural sectors with European Union standards.

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