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LANDNET workshop 2017

Budapest, Hungary, 03/10/2017 - 05/10/2017

Over the past 15 years, in Central and Eastern Europe, a strong informal network of land tenure and land management professionals interested in and working with land consolidation, land banking, land market development and other similar topics has emerged. The process has mainly been driven and also partly funded by FAO since the beginning. Since 2011, the overall initiative has become known as “LANDNET” and it is open to land management experts throughout Europe but always with a focus on the countries in Eastern Europe and a strong involvement of Western Balkan countries. During 2002-2016, a total of 16 regional workshops and conferences have been organized. In recent years, these workshops have gathered more than 100 participants coming from around 30 European countries including participants from Southeast Europe and Turkey. The network is a unique platform for exchange of best practises and experiences between almost 30 countries in the region (combining EU Member States, Pre-accession countries, and Neighbourhood countries) including transfer of knowledge from EU member countries to neighbouring countries. “Members” of the network represent all stakeholder groups including Government institutions, academia, civil society organizations and the private sector. The network also provides an important contribution to the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) in the region.

 

15 years of LANDNET-working: an Overview
Frank van Holst, LANDNET Board / RVO.nl

 

The VGGT and SDGs in the context of LANDNET – land consolidation as an example
Morten Hartvigsen, Land Tenure Officer, FAO REU

 

EU funds and policies as an instrument for sustainable land management and a better achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2030 and the VGGT
Bozhana Stoeva, International Policy and Regional Development Expert; Richard Eberlin, Land Tenure and Rural Development Expert

 

Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) in Tajikistan
Obid Islomov, Team Leader of National Consultants

 

Mainstreaming of the National Land Consolidation Programme (MAINLAND)
Vilma Daugaliene, Chief Technical Advisor

 

Land Consolidation Thesaurus – finding common ground
Maxim Gorgan, Land Tenure and Rural Development Specialist, FAO REU

 

Land Leasing for Consolidation of Agricultural Production
Frank van Holst, RVO.nl

 

Land leasing in cases of large scale fragmented property and missing owners to secure sustainability in agriculture
Kiril Stoyanov, Deputy-chair, Union of Surveyors and Land Managers in Bulgaria

 

Galician Land Bank – 10 years of experience with land banking
Miguel Ángel Pérez Dubois, Director General of Rural Development and AGADER. Region of Galicia, Spain

 

The regulation of agricultural land markets in France
Robert Levesque, FNSafer, Terres d’Europe-Scafr

 

Research into Land Consolidation Practices
Maartje Lof, on behalf of WPLA

 

Introduction to planned FAO study on land consolidation legislation
Morten Hartvigsen, Land Tenure Officer, FAO REU

 

COST Action proposal
Marije Louwsma, Kadaster

 

International symposium on LC & LR in Retrospect
Marije Louwsma, Kadaster

 

Research into Land Consolidation Practices
Maartje Lof, on behalf of WPLA

 

Dealing with land abandonment
Crina Turtoi, senior researcher, Institute of Agricultural Economics of the Romanian Academy

 

9th LANDNET workshop, 3 to 5 october 2017, Budapest
Brian Albinus Graugaard, Chartered surveyor, Orbicon

  Frequently Asking Questions
Frank van Holst, RVO.n
 

Land grabbing in Europe: Myth or Reality?
Sylvia Kay, Transnational Institute

 

Key issues in the context of the LANDNET
Andrew Cartwright, Central European University; Margarida Ambar, Ambar Consultancy

 

Wrap up
Frank van Holst, RVO.nl