This paper examines the roles of the state, international organisations and the public in pastoral land reform in the Central Asian republics and Mongolia. In recent years new legislation has been passed in most of these countries, often driven by environmental concerns. In the development of these laws, international organisations tend to promote common property regimes, whilst governments usually emphasise individual security of tenure, each using environmental arguments taken from quite different bodies of theory.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2017Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2016Guinea
Le présent rapport répond à l’objectif de « Produire un état des lieux objectif de la situation et des enjeux fonciers ». Cet état des lieux doit porter sur les situations, les pratiques, les dynamiques et les conflits qui caractérisent les zones agro-socio-foncières du pays. L’enjeu majeur de cet objectif est de fournir une description réaliste de l’enjeu foncier et des formes d’insécurité foncière du pays.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2022Global
An options paper for raising awareness on responsible land governance for combatting desertification, land degradation, and drought.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsNovember, 2006Mali
The present 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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2018Mali
This brief note identifies the consequences of land acquisitions in peri-urban spaces around the cities of Bamako and Ségou, Mali. This contributes to debates surrounding the rapid expansion of African cities faced with rapid rural-urban migration and new arrivals settling in precarious conditions. West Africa has a long history of urbanisation, in some cases accompanied by highly productive and intensified land use.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2021Global
The aim of this paper is to consolidate lessons from existing evidence that demonstrates the role of equitable access and tenure security to land in achieving sustainable food systems transformation, and subsequently, for the overall achievement of the SDGs. It makes the case of the importance of reforming and securing access and tenure rights to land and natural resources.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2022Burkina Faso
This one-pager provides details on the LAND-at-scale project in Burkina Faso. This project is implemented by Nitidae, Observatoire National du Foncier Burkina Faso (ONF-BF), Oxfam Burkina Faso, and financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the Netherlands Enterprise & Development Agency.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2021Africa, Europe
This Special Issue provides an insight, collated from 26 articles, focusing on various aspects of the Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration (FFPLA) concept and its application. It presents some influential and innovative trends and recommendations for designing, implementing, maintaining and further developing FFP solutions for providing secure land rights at scale. The first group of 14 articles is published in Volume One and discusses various conceptual innovations related to spatial, legal and institutional aspects of FFPLA and its wider applications within land use management.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsNovember, 2021Africa, Europe
Collaborative international research on tenure dates back at least to the early 1960s when the Land Tenure Centre was established at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and conducted some studies in collaboration with CGIAR social scientists. CGIAR interest in tenure increased in the early 1990s when natural resource management was strengthened as a component of the CGIAR agenda and the Centers on forests, agroforestry, and water (CIFOR, ICRAF, and IWMI) entered the system.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2021Uganda, Philippines
Land use planning is rarely a neutral process. Stakeholders often use it to control access to, ownership
of and use of land. It is therefore essential to have a participatory tool (with constantly counterchecked processes) and flexible monitoring approaches to ensure sustainable land use and secure
land tenure. The Practical Guide presents a unique approach to simultaneously addressing land
use and tenure security challenges at the country level. The information and processes presented
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