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1st North-East Land Conference: Conference Summary Report

Conference Papers & Reports
Fevereiro, 2020
India

Rhe North-East Land Conference, organized by the Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU), Shillong, North-Eastern Region Community Resource Management Programme (NERCORMP), Shillong; North East Network (NEN), NRMC-Centre for Land Governance (NRMC-CLG); and Rongmei Naga Baptist Convention (RNBA), Manipur evident the significance tenure dynamics and development paradigms in North East Region deliberating on land, laws, locals and livelihoods on 30-31st January, 2020 at Shillong. 

Report on CTA’s Intellectual Legacy Assets

Dezembro, 2019
Global

The Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Organisation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) countries, the legal and financial framework that supported the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), was due to end on 28 February 2020. As a consequence, CTA was also set to close. An orderly closure of the Centre was agreed by the OACPS-EU authorities, with the process to run from March to December 2020.

Geographical indication

Dezembro, 2019
Global

Agricultural products are generally associated with their place of production and are influenced by specific local, geographical factors such as climate and soil. A geographical indication (GI) is a sign (or name) used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess unique qualities or a reputation associated with the product of the origin (WIPO 2004). The qualities, characteristics or reputation of the product should be essentially due to the place of origin.

Law, Violence, and Property Expropriation in Syria: Impediments to Restitution and Return

Peer-reviewed publication
Novembro, 2019
Síria

After eight years of civil war, parts of Syria are now free from conflict. In recognition of the return to peace, the government officially welcomes back all who fled the country to escape violence. Yet, a pattern of property expropriation supported by the government during the war limits the ability of some to return and reclaim their homes and businesses.

Protecting Land Tenure Security of Women in Ethiopia: Evidence from the Land Investment for Transformation Program

Outubro, 2019
Ethiopia

For more than five years;Ardhi Yetu Programme through its partners (HAKIARDHI;Tanzania Natural Resources Forum (TNRF);and PAICODEO) has been working with communities to advocate for land rights;gender equality and climate change adaptation. AYP’s main goal is to ensure that national level advocacy;policy dialogues and campaigns are driven by community voices;actions and realities. This report documents individual and collective efforts by project beneficiaries;particularly women.

Land and Landscape; Linking Use, Experience and Property Development in Urban Areas

Peer-reviewed publication
Setembro, 2019
Global

This article brings together the concepts of land and landscape, tightly linked in urban transformative situations, but rarely used for the purpose to strengthen strategic planning for sustainability. They are investigated as a combined base for land use deliberations, in early phases of planning processes, in practices of different scale, especially in a European context, drawing on planning and landscape policies generally agreed upon, as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF GIS-BASED PROPERTY TAX MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR BENIN CITY, NIGERIA

Peer-reviewed publication
Agosto, 2019
Nigéria

The study looks at the implementation of a GIS - Based Property Tax Information Management System to solve the problem of low internally generated revenue. It also considers the appropriateness of high-resolution satellite image in generating property information in the absence of land registry record.  Building characteristics needed for property valuation that could not be derived from high resolution satellite were collected from property owners using structured questionnaire.

DATA SHARING EFFICIENCY ON THE ZAMBIAN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MARKET: CASE STUDY OF LUSAKA

Peer-reviewed publication
Agosto, 2019
África

The residential property market in Zambia is characterised by lack of readily available property market data resulting in market values that do not reflect all market information. An empirical case study approach based on best practice from both developed and developing countries to assess how this information can be incorporated into easily accessible data sharing mechanisms among the buyers, sellers, estate agents and valuation surveyors has been adopted.

REAL PROPERTY VALUATION IN EXPROPRIATION IN ETHIOPIA: BASES, APPROACHES AND PROCEDURES

Peer-reviewed publication
Agosto, 2019
Etiópia

The purpose of this paper is to examine the existing real property valuation practice in case of expropriation in Ethiopia and to propose potential bases and approaches compatible to the Ethiopian real property system based on desk review research in which existing literature are the main source. The paper found that, there is no standard and responsible institution for property valuation. As a result, valuation variation and valuation inaccuracies are common.

Annual Report 2018

Reports & Research
Julho, 2019
Global

We’re pleased to share the Land Portal Foundation's 2018 Annual Report. The report demonstrates how we are working to create a vibrant information ecosystem on land that contributes to better informed decisions and policy making on land throughout the world. This report showcases our efforts improve documentation, mapping and monitoring of land governance issues, to promote, inform and enrich global debate on key land issues and to raise awareness on open data principles to strengthen the flow of land governance information at all levels.