Land Tenure Journal themed edition on Disaster Risk Management

Land Tenure Journal themed edition on Disaster Risk Management
Jun 2015

This thematic issue on land tenure and disaster risk management (DRM) stems from the recent work done at FAO on normative aspects of land tenure governance that address natural disasters through the DRM framework. The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security provide, among other issues, guidance on improving tenure governance and strengthening tenure security of vulnerable people in line with the DRM framework.

To raise awareness and share experiences in this field, this issue offers three articles that address aspects of spatial information, land valuation and land-use planning in the context of DRM. These are supplemented by two articles on experiences with natural disaster events and suggestions for addressing tenure security issues to improve resilience to natural disasters in two of the most disaster-prone regions of the world: islands of the Pacific and the Caribbean.