Livelihood Support Programme (LSP)


Post-Conflict Land Tenure

Post-conflict land tenure: using a sustainable livelihoods approach Unruh J., (2004) Post-conflict land tenure: using a sustainable livelihoods approach FAO LSP WP 18, Access to Natural Resources Sub-Programme

Addresses the application of sustainable livelihood approaches to access to land and land administration in post-conflict situations. The preparation of this paper is based in-part on the author’s land tenure project, policy and research experience in conflict and post-conflict settings, particularly in Somalia, Mozambique, East Timor, Uganda, and Ethiopia, complemented by additional land tenure work in Zambia, Madagascar, Saudi Arabia, and Peru.
Land tenure, food security and investment in postwar Sierra Leone Unruh J. and Turray H. (2006). Land tenure, food security and investment in postwar Sierra Leone. FAO LSP WP 22. Access to Natural Resources Sub-Programme.

It examines:
  1. rural social dynamics and land tenure;
  2. tenure security and land access;
  3. the labour problem;
  4. mechanization issues for agriculture;
  5. loans and land as collateral;
  6. leasing and partnerships, the options for investment;
  7. the problem with changing to freehold;
  8. legislative reform; and,
  9. themes from Mozambique’s land policy reform experience.

Recommendations are then suggested, followed by areas for future research.