This primer provides an introduction to some of the key issues that arise in the negotiation of contracts linked to investments in agriculture, and practical guidance for how to approach common issues. First, it outlines the typical goals of three important stakeholders – the government, companies, and communities who live on or near land on which a project will take place – along with the risks that each type of stakeholder faces. Then, it discusses the role of contracts and lawyers, provides tips for negotiations, and includes resources for further reading.
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Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsOctober, 2019Global
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2019Global
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.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2019Africa, Asia
The challenges to tenure security in both urban and rural areas are not only large, but they are increasing due to the different types of pressures making land more and more scarce. There is growing acceptance that only by recognizing and supporting a continuum of land rights, can tenure security be reached for all people in an inclusive way.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsJanuary, 2019Global
Interactive guide to the VGGT
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMay, 2019Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia
የነዚህ የበጎ ፈቃድ መመሪያዎች አላማ የመሬት፣ የአሳ እንዲሁም የደን ይዞታ አስተዳደርን ለማሻሻል ምሪት መስጠት ብሎም እንደማጣቀሻ ማገልገል ሲሆን ይህም ለሁሉም ሰው የምግብ ዋስትናን ማረጋገጥ የተሰኘው መርሆን መሠረት ያደረገ እና የሰው ልጆችን በቂ ምግብ የማግኘት መብት በአገር አቀፍ የምግብ ዋስትና ማዕቀፍ ውስጥ በዘላቂነት እውን እንዲሆን ድጋፍ መስጠት ነው። የነዚህ መመሪያዎች አላማ ረሃብን እና ድህነትን ለማጥፋት ለሚደረገው አለም አቀፍ እና አገር አቀፍ ርብርብ አስተዋጽዖ ማድረግ ሲሆን ይኸውም ቀጣይነት ያለው የመሬት ልማት ለዕድገት መሠረታዊ ጉዳይ ነው የተሰኘውን መርሆ በማንገብ ፍትሃዊ የመሬት፣ የአሳ እና የደን ሀብት ክፍፍል እንዲሁም ዋስትና ያለው የይዞታ መብት እንዲኖር ማስተዋወቅን ይጨምራል። ድህነትን እና ረሃብን ማጥፋት እንዲሁም ቀጣይነት ያለው የተፈጠሮ ሀብት አጠቃቀምን ማስፈን በዋናነት የማህበረሰቡን እና ሌሎች የሚመለከታቸው አካላትን መሬት፣ የአሳ እና የደን ሀብቶች ማግኘት ላይ የተመሠረተ ነው። የአብዛኛው በተለይ የገ
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesDecember, 2015Global
The Voluntary Guidelines for the Sustainable Management of Natural Tropical Forests constitute an international reference document for the development and improvement of national and subnational guidelines for the sustainable management of natural tropical forests. They also provide a reference on technical issues at the macro (landscape) and micro (forest management unit) scales.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2019Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Uganda
Mailo is a unique tenure system in central Uganda. It is divided into three parts: Kabaka’s Mailo, Official Mailo and Private Mailo. Private Mailo belongs to an individual, so-called landowner and it can be sold, subdivided or transmitted. Conflicts on private Mailo can occur between landowners & tenants, tenants & tenants, and landowners & landowners. A key challenge is that there is a lack of knowledge and transparency on land rights on both sides.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsFebruary, 2018Africa, Uganda
Mailo tenure is the most legislated form of tenure in Uganda, having its origins in the 1900 Buganda Agreement. Reforms over the years have seen the evolution of this tenure that is essentially freehold in nature, albeit with its local characteristics arising out of an unresolved tenant question. This status quo was reinstated in the 1995 Constitution, the Land Act and its subsequent amendments. Whereas it is expected that reforms introduced by the Constitution and Land Act would suffice in stabilizing Mailo tenure, this has not happened in practice.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsAugust, 2019Africa, Uganda
The need to strengthen the capacity of CSOs, DLOs, ICU and partners working on land governance in Teso has become obvious if harmonisation of the customary and formal land management systems is to be realised. This is expected to enable a coordinated and systematic approach with one voice.
Knowledge of policies on land governance not only improves the way issues pertaining to land rights are handled; but also minimises waste of time and money lost on land conflict.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2019Asia, Laos
Since 2010, the GIZ Land Programme in Lao PDR has sought to improve the land tenure security of rural communities. The programme currently consists of three projects – the BMZ-commissioned Land Management and Decentralised Planning (LMDP) Project, the Enhanced Land Tenure Security (ELTeS) sub-project within a global programme on responsible land policy, as well as the German contribution to the Mekong River Land Governance (MRLG) Initiative.