FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Inernational Workshop on Land banking / Land funds as an Instrument for Improved Land Management in CEEC and CIS

Tonder, Denmark, 17/03/2004 - 20/03/2004

The Danish Food Industry Agency, Land Consolidation Division, organized together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) an international workshop in Tonder, Denmark, in the period 17-20 March, 2004. Main topics were land banking / land funds and land consolidation and their interaction. 40 participants from 14 European countries joined the workshop.

The participants felt the need to formulate a common statement during the workshop. The Tonder Statement is now available together with the Workshop Report.

Meeting documents


The Tonder Statement

Opening: Land consolidation and rural development in Central and Eastern Europe
David Palmer, Paul Munro-Faure and Fritz Rembold, FAO Land Tenure Service

Central and Eastern Europe country case studies

Albania: Land Fregmentation and Consolidation
Agim Shehu, Agricultural Service Project, Tirana, Albania

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Croatian Report
Ana Budanko Penavic, Zeljko Bacic

Czech Republic: The State of Land Fragmentation and Land Management

Georgia: Land Management
David Egiashvili, State Department of Land Management of Georgia

Hungary: The National Land Fund
Robert Sebestyén, National Land Fund Management Organization

Latvia: The State of Land Funds and Land Fragmentation
Valentina Micurova, Head of Land Use Division,Rural Development Department, Ministry of Agriculture

Lithuania: The State of Land Fragmentation and Land Management
Vilma Daugaliene, Head of Land Management Division, National Land Service

Lithuania: Danish - Lithuanian Land Consolidation Pilot Projects
Morten Hartvigsen, Directorate for Food, Fisheries and Agri Business, Land Consolidation Division

Poland: The Role of Land Banks/Land Funds in the Privatisation Process
Andrzej Zadura, Agricultural Property Agency

Serbia and Montenegro: The State of Land Fragmentation and Land Management
Stevan Marosan

Ukraine: Land (Hypothec) Bank and Land Market - Problems and Prospects of Formation
Roman M.Shmidt, President of the National Association of Agricultural Advisory Services

Western European country case studies

Denmark: Land Banking and Land Fund Schemes
Nicolai Meier Andersen, Directorate for Food, Fisheries and Agri Business, Land consolidation Division

Denmark: Land Consolidation
Niels Otto Haldrup, Directorate for Food, Fisheries and Agri Business, Land Consolidation Division

Germany: The East German Experience - a Model for SEE/MEE/CIS Countries?
Stefan Kresse, Katja Dells, Hans-Egbert von Arnim, BVVG Bodenverwertungs- und -verwaltungs GmbH

Germany: Land Banking/ Land Funds as an instrument for improved land management for CEES an CIS
Volker Bruns, Landgesellschaft Mecklenburg-Vorpommern mbH

The Netherlands: Land banking in relation to land consolidation
Jack Damen, DLG Service for Land and Water Management, International Affairs

Spain: The Protection of Property Rights as Requisite for Establishing a Mortgage Market
Nicolás Nogueroles, Registrador de la Propiedad

Sweden: The interaction between Land Consolidation and Land Banking/Land Funds
Mats Backman