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LANDNET 2015 Conference

Ankara, Turkey, 05/10/2015 - 07/10/2015

With financial support of the Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock and FAO, this year’s conference brings together more than 100 experts, aiming at exchanging research and practical experiences on agricultural land tenure and land management within the Europe wide LANDNET group as well as within the context of Turkey. The conference is supported by the group, the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, Budapest, Hungary and the FAO / Turkey Partnership Programme, funded by the Turkish Government.

The programme, as outlined in the agenda, comprises the current work of the Europe wide LANDNET group, including topics such as land consolidation, land banking, monitoring and evaluation of land consolidation projects and funding of land consolidation under Rural Development Programmes, On the afternoon of 6 October, a field excursion to Eskişehir to visit the project site of a recently conducted land consolidation project will be conducted for interested participants.

Presentations

Day1

Experiences with land consolidation in Turkey – the Turkish land consolidation programme
Gürsel Küsek, Director General of Agricultural Reform, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Turkey

Monitoring and evaluation of the Turkish land consolidation program – the outcome of a FAO project
Morten Kvistgaard, FAO consultant

Land banks and land funds – an overview and presentation of FAO publication
Richard Eberlin, LANDNET

Experiences with land consolidation and land banking in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989
Morten Hartvigsen, FAO

Recent development in land administration in Central and Eastern Europe
David Egiashvili, LANDNET

Stakeholders involvement – creating awareness and promoting participation
Ms Margarida Ambar, LANDNET

Day 2

EU Funds as an Incentive for Rural Development and Land Consolidation
Ms Bozhana Stoeva, FAO consultant and Richard Eberlin, LANDNET

Inheritance matters or what to do if your children don’t want your land?
Andrew Cartwright, CEU

Day 3

Project Management and Monitoring Automation for Land Consolidation Projects
Mr Ali Taşdelen, TVK, Turkey

Slovenia – Slovenian land consolidaton experiences and LC-programme
Ms Anka Lisec, University of Ljubljana and Tomaz Primozic, Ministry of Agriculture and Environment

Serbia - Lessons learnt from Land Consolidation in pilot municipalities in Southeastern Serbia: Implementing EU standards – Improving Legislation – Challenges and Future Perspectives
Zoran Knežević, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Directorate for Agricultural Land; Stevan Marošan, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Civil Engineering; Nenad Gvozdenović, GIZ Serbia

Croatia – New perspectives for land consolidation in Croatia
Ms Blaženka Mičević, Agricultural Land Agency

Structural development, land fragmentation, land consolidation and climate change in Finland
Juhana Hiironen, Aalto University, Finland

Infrastructure – functioning of land banking
Quico Ónega López, LANDNET