Transforming a pluralistic tenure system into unified statutory rights has been a major objective of the development of property law in many developing countries. Many law and development scholars have assumed that unified land rights are a pre-condition to development and that a pluralistic tenure land system is a major source of uncertainty and insecurity. This article challenges this commonly held assumption by way of a case study of Indonesia's effort to unify the laws governing land.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJanuary, 2010Indonesia
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2009Singapore
The notion that the legal content of a jurisdiction is shaped and conditioned by the societal conditions of that jurisdiction finds special expression in Singapore tort law. Land is scarce in Singapore and this scarcity has three varying implications: (a) a high cost of housing, (b) a high building density, and (c) a high population density. Each aspect of the land scarcity problem has in turn led to responses from the Singapore courts in the area of tort law.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Liechtenstein, Bangladesh, United States of America, Congo, Comoros, Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Switzerland, Kenya, Zambia, Denmark, Rwanda, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Brazil, Tunisia, Argentina, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Czech Republic
Forests, trees and woodlands cover almost one-third of the Earth’s land area. They are a crucial source of food and income for more than a billion people around the globe. They provide a variety of wood and non-wood products and vital ecosystem services – preventing erosion from wind and water, preserving water quality, shading crops and livestock, absorbing carbon which contributes to countering climate change, and providing habitat for many species of plants and animals, thus helping to conserve the planet’s biological diversity.
Library ResourceRegulationsMarch, 2009Vietnam
This Decree provides for the integrated management of natural resources and environmental protection in coastal areas, sea areas and islands of Viet Nam.The Decree aims at: ensuring unified, interdisciplinary and interregional management in the exploitation and use of natural resources; combining socio-economic development with environmental protection, ensuring safety at sea; preventing, stopping and mitigating pollution and remedying degradation of the environment of the sea and islands; protecting and developing ecosystems of the sea and islands for sustainable development; observing mar
Library ResourceRegulationsJanuary, 2009Brunei Darussalam
This Order establishes the declaration of protected places. It specifies such places in the first column of the Schedule: 1. Building of Receiver and its area, Kampong Serusop, Mukim Berakas A, Brunei Muara District. 2. Building of DVOR/ DME and its area, Kampong Beribi, Mukim Gadong B, Brunei Muara District. 3. Building of NDB and its area, Kampong Mata-Mata, Mukim Gadong B, Brunei Muara District. 4.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2010Philippines
The Phil NAP 2010‐2020 is formulated in support to the strategy 2008‐2018 to enhance the implementation of the UNCCD at the country level.
Library ResourceRegulationsMay, 2009Laos
This Decree, consisting of 53 articles divided into eight Parts, regulates State Land Lease or Concession. It determines the principles, procedures, and measures regarding granting of state land for lease or concession with the aim to ensure the uniform management and use throughout the country, to boost the development of state land, to turn land into capital, to promote the investment for cash crop production and for services, and to build income for the state budget.
Library ResourceAgreements & ContractsMarch, 2009Cambodia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2009Colombia, India, Laos, Niger, Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, South America
The CPWF-supported project ‘Models for implementing multiple-use water supply
systems for enhanced land and water productivity, rural livelihoods and gender equity’
(‘CPWF-MUS’) innovated, tested, and documented homestead-scale and communityscale
models for Multiple Use water Services in 30 rural and peri-urban sites in 8
countries: the Andes (Bolivia and Colombia), Indus-Ganges (India, Nepal), Limpopo
(South Africa and Zimbabwe), Mekong (Thailand) and Nile (Ethiopia). Learning alliances
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009Laos, South-Eastern Asia
In the mountainous regions of northern Laos, shifting cultivation, or slash-and-burn agriculture, is widely practiced. However, the crop–fallow rotation cycle is becoming shorter owing to forest conservation policies and population pressure, causing loss of productivity that deleteriously affects farmers’ livelihoods in the region. To investigate regional land use conditions, we have developed a method of identifying the crop–fallow rotation cycle from Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) and Enhanced Thematic Mapper+ (ETM+) data.
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