Introduction of voluntary land consolidation in Ukraine in the context of opening land market, and as an instrument to reduce land fragmentation and implement c
01/17 - 12/18
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The aim of the project was to introduce a voluntary land-consolidation approach in line with the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT). During the project FAO reviewed two versions of a draft Law on land consolidation prepared by StateGeoCadaster (SGC) and provided legal recommendations and advice how to review the drafts in line with best international practices and VGGT principles such as a key principle in land consolidation that participants should be at least as well off after the schemes as before. The legal advice provided was fully relying on the VGGT, and respecting the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The Project contributed to SDG 1.4, 2.3, 5.A and 8.3 and emphasized the role of efficient farm structure and the land markets in attaining aforementioned SDG goals and at country level contributed to VGGT implementation. In addition to legal advise, a Feasibilty Study on in two communities was conducted to assess the demand and feasibility of land consolidation among the landowners and other stakeholders. A Concept Note was prepared outlinining the proposed approach for the implementation of the next steps towards a National Land Consolidation Programme in Ukraine including land consolidation pilots before scaling up to a national programme when the agricultural land market is opened. Finally, a guest lecture at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP) about the VGGT, FAO land consolidation programme and the work conducted in Ukraine was delivered for master and PHD programmes’ students.