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Shifting cultivation, under its diverse forms of slash and burn system, is a traditional method of cultivating tropical upland soils, mostly for subsistence purposes. This traditional system of cultivation is in ecological balance with the environment and does not irreversibly degrade the soil resource, provided a sufficient length of fallow is allowed for soil restoration.
The constitution was drafted by a constitutional convention and approved in a referendum.
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure.
This Act makes provision for the payment of compensation for withholding of property by persons acting in collusion with tenants and for the recovery of non-paid rent. The Act also makes provision for the renewal of leases without the surrender of land.
The purpose of this Act is to establish a loan security programme for starting or expanding feasible, small-scale businesses in the State in support of the State public sector reform program and so as to enhance development of the private sector small businesses. Transfer of title in real property may be requested to back up security for loans.
This Act provides rules relative to entering into or modification of a development lease, i.e. a commercial lease or combination of interconnected commercial leases that may contain an expanded term not to exceed 55 years. The Act provides also for control of (modification) of lease agreements and related procedures by the Director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources.