Multilingual Thesaurus on Land Tenure

ENGLISH VERSION

Edited by
Gérard Ciparisse

Contents
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2003

Ricefields, forests, rivers and coastal sound, Guinea-Bissau
Photo: Vivant Univers

This Thesaurus, published in the context of the World Food Summit five years later, has been prepared with the financial support of Belgium's Technical Cooperation.

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Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Illustrations

Introduction

CHAPTER 1. Players, resources and rights

CHAPTER 2. Elemental descriptions of space

CHAPTER 3. Political, procedural and practical tools/terms of the land

CHAPTER 4. Land information systems: Services and tools of public land administration

CHAPTER 5. Tax and economic terms in land

CHAPTER 6. Non-state systems of land administration

CHAPTER 7. Land in an agricultural, pastoral and forestry context

General bibliography

General Index of Terms

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