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12th International LANDNET Workshop - ‘Territorial development – challenges and opportunities’

Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 05/11/2019 - 08/11/2019

This workshop is organized as a part of the larger “International conference on rural development and tourism”. The conference is organised by AGADER and will be implemented during four days. During the first day, all participants will follow the general conference track, where inter alia the four main conference modules will be introduced. The LANDNET workshop track begins from the second day of the conference and will last for two days. The title of this year’s workshop is “Territorial development – challenges and opportunities” (Module 1 of the conference) with the main theme being root causes of land abandonment and the available land management instruments to address the problem.

The workshop is complemented by an optional field trip, organized on the fourth and last day of the conference, offering to visit some of AGADER’s land mobilization projects.

The objectives of the LANDNET workshop are to:

  • Discuss root causes of land abandonment and policy measures and instruments to combat it
  • Discuss linkages between land policies and broader rural development
  • Present the forthcoming FAO Legal Guide on Land Consolidation and discuss its application.