Land and land reform cover a great range, both in terms of the geographical and development status of the countries considered, and of the variety of perspectives on the issues. The articles in this issue of Land Reform, Land Resettlement and Cooperatives reflect this breadth in a variety of ways. The articles range geographically from the paper addressing land and agrarian reform in Colombia, by Professor Darío Fajardo, to a consideration of the land reforms currently under way in Scotland, by Douglas Macmillan, Ken Thomson and Bill Slee.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002France, Benin, Switzerland, Chile, Ukraine, China, Australia, Ireland, Canada, Venezuela, Guinea, Colombia, Japan, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, United Kingdom, Mexico, Norway
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Georgia, Europe, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, United Kingdom, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure. By setting out principles and internationally accepted standards for responsible practices, the Voluntary Guidelines will provide a framework and point of reference that stakeholders can use when developing their own policies and actions.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, Germany, Norway, Africa
This paper identifies the key issues of land tenure security for the rural poor, vulnerable and marginalized in the East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The report finds that most of these issues are common across the three countries, both in terms of the challenges that the communities face and imperatives that inform policy interventions and responses.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Australia, Ghana, Malawi, Niger, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Somalia, Uruguay, Tanzania, Senegal, Sudan, Cameroon, Norway, Kenya, Africa
Most of the world’s poor work in the “informal economy” – outside of recognized and enforceable rules. Thus, even though most have assets of some kind, they have no way to document their possessions because they lack formal access to legally recognized tools such as deeds, contracts and permits.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Germany, Ghana, Ethiopia, Niger, Norway, Africa
The study aims to clarify the various issues regarding land security of poor and other marginalized groups in Malian rural areas. It looks into questions relating to how poor and vulnerable groups obtain access to land and natural resources, and what factors cause their exclusion. It analyzes existing methods for formalizing land rights and land transactions and their impacts on the poor. Specific attention is given to the practical organization of the procedures for formalization and recording land rights.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Mozambique, Netherlands, Kenya, South Africa, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Norway, Africa
The paper looks at land tenure in Mozambique, where ever since independence in 1975, property in land has been vested in the state, and despite the political and economic shift to a multiparty system and market economy, this underlying principle has remained in place: no land may be sold, mortgaged, or otherwise encumbered or alienated. Local traditional land management systems meanwhile have retained a robust role as the de facto land management system of Mozambique.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Angola, Kenya, South Africa, Germany, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Norway, Africa
This case study looks at the land tenure in Namibia, where for a century of colonial rule indigenous Namibians were dispossessed from rights to both land and resources – by German and then white South African settlers establishing commercial farms and related businesses. Access to freehold tenure was reserved for white settlers and tenure security for indigenous Namibians largely disappeared. In non-white areas, rights were provided under indigenous tenure systems whose legal status was somewhat murky. Urban tenure was denied as blacks were not allowed ownership of residential land.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2014Mozambique, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Africa
The project “Community level legal education and support to help rural women secure and exercise land and resource rights, and address HIV-AIDS related tenure insecurity - GCP/MOZ/086/NOR”, hereinafter abbreviated as GCP/086, is the most recent of a series of FAO initiatives implemented, to a large extent, in partnership with the Juridical and Judicial Training Centre (CFJJ) of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Mozambique as well as in partnership with a number of National NGOs. GCP/086 started in March 2010.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002Switzerland, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Bolivia, Guinea, Costa Rica, Niger, Mozambique, Philippines, South Africa, Nicaragua, Italy, Ecuador, Norway, Sudan, Mexico, Brazil, Asia, Africa, Americas
The management of conflict over land and natural resources is a very broad issue and there is a growing literature on techniques that have potential for use in this field. At the moment, the Land Tenure Service of FAO’s Rural Development Division is working towards achieving a deeper understanding of the current methods and practices in land conflict management and is gathering cases from all over the world to ascertain the techniques used and the results achieved. This edition of Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, prepared with the strong support of Ms A.
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