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FAO LAND TENURE POLICY SERIES

Opportunities to mainstream land consolidation in rural development programmes of the European Union
Opportunities to
mainstream land
consolidation in rural
development
programmes of the
European Union

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This FAO Land Tenure Policy paper was prepared by Steffen Noleppa,
Richard Eberlin, Morten Hartvigsen, Adri van den Brink, Frank van Holst,
Nicolai Meier Andersen and David Palmer.

The paper was reviewed by Attila Blenesi-Dima, Willemine Brinkman,
Ana Budanko Penavić, Mehmed Cero, Libor Cihal, Hamid Custović,
Vilma Daugaliene, David Egiashvili, Zsuzsanna Flachner, Afrim Frrokaj, Idriz Gashi, Kiril
Georgievski, Vahagn Grigoryan, Niels Otto Haldrup, Jiri Hladik, Oleg Horjan, Tetyana
Kalna-Dubinyuk, Zoran Knezević, Jerzy Kozłowski, Siim Maasikamäe, Stevan Marosan,
Ashot Muradyan, Jana Pivcova, Maja Pupacić, Fatbardh Sallaku, Roman Shmidt, Tomáš
Števlík, Kiril Stoyanov, Joachim Thomas, Mati Tõnismäe, Odeta Tota, Maja Trajković
and Andrzej Zadura.

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this information product do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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Contents

Abbreviations

Summary

1. Introduction

2. Land consolidation as an instrument to strengthen rural development: the European perspective

3. Rural development policies of the European Union

Support for member states before 2007

Support for accession before 2007

Support for neighbouring countries before 2007

Funding principles

4. Support measures for European Union member states

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

Other EU policies with an impact in rural areas

5. Support measures for candidate and potential candidate countries

Candidate countries: particular support through IPARD

Potential candidate countries: some support through IPA

6. Support measures for European Neighbourhood countries

7. Implementing a Rural Development Programme: recommendations with respect to land consolidation

Appendix A
EU rural development measures relevant to land consolidation for use by member states

Appendix B
EU support measures relevant to land consolidation for use by candidate countries

Appendix C
EU support measures relevant to land consolidation for use by potential candidate countries

Appendix D
References

Legislation

Bibliography


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