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February 2010
Support to affordable land administration
Finland and FAO engaged to develop open source land registration software

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November 2009
5. Multilingual Thesaurus on Land Tenure

This interactive CD-Rom is meant to contribute to clarifying the debate on land tenure as well as to making the field interventions more efficient thanks to the presentation of an unambiguous terminology. It can serve as a reference document for researchers, field experts and decision-makers. It has been prepared in Chinese, English, French and Spanish in order to cover the socio-cultural differences in land tenure matters according to the linguistic contexts in which they are found.

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October 2009
FAO targets land tenure
Land ownership laws a key instrument in fighting hunger

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October 2009
2009/1

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October 2009
14. LAND POLICY DEVELOPMENT IN AN AFRICAN CONTEXT
Lessons learned from selected experiences

Land Tenure Working Paper 14. Growing land scarcity and concern about land-related conflicts and rising levels of rural impoverishment have brought land to the fore once more. The main difference with the recent past is the wide spectrum of actors who want to take part in the elaboration of the land policies, as well as the more and more recognized need to root the proposals in the particular context of each specific country. The paper, focused on African experiences, starts by discussing the importance of Land Policy Issues at Regional Level. It reviews the evolution in thinking regarding land policy ending up with the identification of the critical issues being faced by Africa today whilst remembering the role that FAO can play in promoting a sound partnership between governments and their citizens in the twenty-first century. The core of the document is represented by three different case studies (Sudan, Burkina-Faso and Mozambique) which serve to draw some lessons which can be applied for future interventions in similar contexts. In particular the diversity of policy objectives and the need to embed policy development in other processes are analyzed. The land question in post-conflict situations is also treated in detail as well ...

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