Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU)
 

2nd International Workshop on Land Consolidation and Land Banking

6 – 9 June 2011, Budapest, Hungary

Since 2007 the FAO led network of CEE countries (LANDNET) and FARLAND are connected, creating excellent conditions for exchange of knowledge and upgrading of approaches related to land tenure issues. The 2011 workshop built on previous workshop outcomes and was organized with a financial contribution from the Netherlands government in the context of the G2G Programme, which is implemented by Agency NL. As part of this contribution DLG assisted FAO in organising two workshops  (November 2010 & June 2011)  on Land Market issues in Central and Eastern Europe.

Based on the evaluation of the November 2010 workshop, the current workshop had two main subjects:
1. Land valuation was always indicated during the last few workshops as a topic where the participants would like to have more information and exchange practical experiences on how this is handled in different countries and contexts.
2. Land abandonment is the second main topic as currently in many countries, land abandonment is an issue that is high on the agenda of policy makers and rural development practitioners alike.

Meeting documents

 

Agenda

 

List of participants

 

Results of the wrap up session

Opening Session

 

LANDNET - 2nd International Workshop on Land Consolidation and Land Banking
Richard Eberlin, FAO REU

 

Evaluation of FAO work on “Tenure, rights and access to land and other natural resources”
Carlos Tarazona FAO, OEDD

 

Pre emptive rights - overview
Frank van Holst, DLG

Technical Session 1: Land Valuation

 

Land valuation: International Standards
Jan Spijkerboer, The Netherlands

 

Rural Valuation
René Gijsbertse, Provice of North Holland

 

Agricultural valuations: main principles & common obstacles
Simon KEITH MA FRICS, Senior Land Tenure Officer, FAO HQ

Country experiences with land valuation

 

Sweden -
Land valuation in land consolidation - experiences from Sweden

 

Bulgaria -
Valuation of the portfolio of Land Bank or Real Estate Investment Trust

 

Bulgaria -
Land consolidation and land banking - The ultimate goal of a private land owner

 

Spain -
Renting prices and valuation system of the plots belonging to land bank of Galicia (a methodological approach)

 

Denmark -
Land valuation in Danish land consolidation projects and experiences from Eastern Europe

 

Macedonia -
Recent development in land consolidation in Macedonia and land valuation issues

 

Hungary -
A practical application of land valuation - Introduction to field trip
Dr. Robert Sebestyén, President National Land Fund Management Organisation; Sándor Németh, M RICS; Chartered expert of land appraisal

Technical Session 2: Land abandonment

 

Land abandonment - Questionnaires
Margarida Ambar, DGADR, Portugal

 

Assessing the risk of farmland abandonment in the EU
Background, work progress and objectives

Emeric Anguiano JRC-IES, Margarida Ambar, DGADR, Portugal

Country experiences on how to define, monitor and deal with land abandonment

 

Lithuania -
Land Abandonment in Lithuania

 

Romania -
Policy options to stimulate land use and land consolidation in Romania

 

Cyprus -
Land Consolidation in Cyprus

 

Spain -
How to define, monitor and deal with land abandonment - The Galician experience

 

Ukraine -
Land reform process in Ukraine

Working Group Sessions and Reports

WG - Drivers of land abandonment (7 June 2011)

 

Drivers of land abandonment
Background for Working Groups Session

 

Report from working group

WG – Territorial approaches (8 June 2011)

 

Can taxation rescue abandoned land?
Simon KEITH

 

Introduction to working group session - Results and Follow up to the Oeiras Workshop
Frank van Holst, DLG; Margarida Ambar, DGADR, Portugal

 

Report from working group

WG –Pre-emptive rights (8 June 2011)

 

Pre-emptive rights for land mobility? An overview of its application and use
Frank van Holst, DLG

Landconsolidation workshops in CEE

FAO’s work in Central and Eastern Europe includes regional workshops which provide a forum for specialists from different countries to share their experiences and to form a network of land administration specialists responsible for implementing land consolidation projects.

Landconsolidation workshops in CEE since 2002

Workshop photos

  • Opening of workshop
  • Workshop participants
  • Field trip
  • Field trip

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