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Land Tenure and Rural Development  

Land Tenure and Rural Development

This guide reflects the increasing recognition that access to land is frequently critical if vulnerable households are to enjoy sustainable rural livelihoods. Secure access to land, whether through formal, informal, customary or other means, is necessary for rural households to enjoy sustainable livelihoods, and is an important part of sustainable development. As this guide illustrates, what constitutes secure access is relative and the attributes of security will change from context to context. Land tenure problems are often an important contributor to food insecurity, to restricted livelihood opportunities, and therefore to poverty. Secure access to land should thus be considered when designing solutions to specific rural development or food insecurity situations. This requires recognizing and tackling land tenure related problems even in the earliest stages of a rural development project.

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) -
Uploaded on: Dec 2008
File size: 207 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Land Use Planning , Natural Resources Management
Category: Environment

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