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FAO’s Land Tenure Studies are concise presentations on the often complicated and controversial subject of land tenure, especially as it relates to food security, poverty alleviation and rural development. These guidelines do not seek to be exhaustive but instead reflect what FAO and its many international collaborators have discovered are “good practices” for a particular aspect of land tenure and its administration. The studies cover various aspects of improving access to land and other natural resources and increasing tenure security. They address the role of land tenure in rural development, gender and access to land, improved access through leasing arrangements, rural property taxation systems and land consolidation.

More information on the Land Tenure Studies, and on FAO’s work in land tenure, is available at:

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