Voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security

Abstract: These voluntary guidelines assist in improving the governance of tenure, and thus contribute to alleviating hunger and poverty, empowering the poor and vulnerable, enhancing the environment, supporting national and local economic development, and reforming public administration. Author(s): FAO Source(s): , vi, 40 p., 25 cm Published: 2012 Food and agriculture organization of the United…

Voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security : from finding common ground to making it happen

Abstract: The FAO has been preparing voluntary guidelines to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests worldwide. They are based on principles, such as the respect and recognition of all legitimate tenure right holders and their rights and the provision of access to justice. Author(s): Wehrmann, Babette; Arial, Anni; Romano, Francesca Source(s):…

Conflict in Uganda’s land tenure system

Abstract: Uganda’s dualist land tenure system is a root cause of conflict over land use and ownership. The current land tenure laws facilitate land alienation, threaten livelihoods and contribute to food insecurity. The need for reform imposes itself. Author(s): Owaraga, Norah Source(s): , Africa portal backgrounder; 26 9:00 PM Africa portal backgrounder 26 [re-issue] Published:…

Monitoring tenure security within the continuum of land rights : methods and practices : paper

Abstract: The article presents a methodology for operationalizing the concept of a continuum of tenure security. Three levels are distinguished: individual or household, community or settlement, and legal and policy. It shows there is more than one route to achieving tenure security. Author(s): Sietchiping, Remy Source(s): , 19 p., ill. Published: 2012 [United nations human…

Does secure land tenure save forests? : a review of the relationship between land tenure and tropical deforestation

Abstract: Deforestation is linked to land tenure security. A literature review of over 130 cases under specific land tenure conditions showed that land tenure security is associated with less deforestation, regardless of the form of tenure. Protected forests are associated with more positive forest outcomes. Author(s): Robinson, Brian E.; Holland, Margaret B.; Naughton-Treves, Lisa Source(s):…

Land registration usage theory : a case study in Ghana

Abstract: The paper presents a 3-stage theory to examine why and how people register or choose not to register their land, using a case from the outskirts of Accra. The situation mirrored the one elsewhere in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa. Land sales have benefited few and leaders have manipulated the rules. Author(s): Barry, Michael; Roux,…

Land policy initiative (LPI)

Abstract: LPI is an international programme to make land play its proper role in African development. Focal areas include: (1) women’s secure access to land; (2) the legitimacy of Africa’s customary based land rights; and (3) transparent and cost-effective land administration systems. Author(s): UNECA Source(s): , Published: 2012 United nations economic commission for Africa (UNECA),…

Palestinian territories : food security and land governance factsheet

Abstract: This factsheet contains information on the regulatory land governance framework in the Palestinian territories, including land tenure forms, the institutional land governance framework, gender, foreign direct investment, land grabbing, national policy, and donor support. Author(s): Heegde, Martijn De; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Porchet, Nicholas Source(s): , 4 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Land governance for…

Designing a pro poor land recordation system

Abstract: This paper is a first attempt to outline a legally robust cut down affordable land recordation system, which is also one of the tools identified by the Global Land Tool Network as being in the critical path of pro poor land policy implementation. Author(s): Zevenbergen, Jaap; Augustinus, Clarissa Source(s): , 15 p., ill Published:…