Policy Series

FAO Land Tenure Policy Series

FAO Land Tenure Policy Series provides policy level information on land tenure in a format that is easily accessible for policy makers and their advisers.


September 2008
2. Opportunities to mainstream land consolidation in rural development programmes of the European Union

For the period of 2007-13, the European Union introduced new support programmes for rural development for its member states, for candidate and potential candidate countries, and for European Neighbourhood countries. This paper addresses the policy implications of using the new instruments to support land consolidation to increase agricultural competitiveness and improve rural conditions in transition countries. It describes the available funding options and makes recommendations for including land consolidation within a rural development programme.

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