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00-01: Using Spatial Data for Land Administration
Using spatial data to assess the impact of land registration in Benin
1Bureau Etudes ATLAS GIS, Benin; 2World Bank, United States of America; 3UC San Diego, United States of America
To be completed
Using High-resolution Imagery to Improve Land Records in Indian States: Opportunities and Challenges
Federal Ministry of Rural Development / Department of Land Records are the Nodal Department to promote this Program in India. State Government, Revenue Department: Survey and Settlement Commissioner is the Executing body. Update and convert all the age old paper records and land holding details (ROR) with Digital transaction records, using Visual Information Technology/GIS embedded Geo coded pictures of each and every land parcel.
3.3Million Sqkm land area with multibillion parcels of Record of Rights(ROR) are to be updated .Multi Trillion $ land value ranging from $1000/Sqft to few $ /Sqft based on location and market demand.29 States and 7 Union Territories governed by different political party governments and heterogonous cultural citizens are the real stake holders
A Revolutionary program with a great value to Citizens and the Governments is in Progress for Public Good and wealth management.
Haryana state has completed the updating the records for full state using very high resolution satellite imagery, Madhya Pradesh covering about 308000 SqKM area has made significant progress more than 200,000 SqKM area has been covered with satellite imagery and project is in advance state. Rajasthan has also made lot of progress.
Does inclusion of large farms lead to a revision of the farm size-productivity relationship: Evidence from Ethiopia
1University of Minnesota, United States of America; 2World Bank, United States of America
To be completed
Quantifying Extent and Impact of Large Scale Land Transfers: Evidence from Malawi’s Estate Sector
1University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, People's Republic of; 2The World Bank, USA
We combine data from complete computerization of all large leases in Malawi with satellite imagery and a geo-coded farm survey to document opportunities and challenges of land-based investment in novel ways. We find that, with 1.5 mn. ha (of which some 140,000 ha are registered twice) area under estates is larger than previously estimated. Some 70% of agricultural leases expired, reducing tenure security and public revenue from lease fees. Remotely sensed imagery suggests that only 42% of estate land is under crops and less than 20% of estates crop more than two thirds of their land. Comparing production and yields between estates and smallholders using survey data also suggests that estates are less productive than smallholders. Small farmers cultivating on an estate (encroachers) are less likely to grow a second crop and use less irrigation or inputs, reducing yields but proximity to estates is associated with higher input use, suggesting positive spillovers. To prevent that the option to demarcate customary estates under the new Land Act will further exacerbate tenure insecurity, initiatives to this end will need to be preceded by efforts to clarify boundaries and the status of leases for existing estates.
Assessing Urban Land Use in Ho Chi Minh City
1UC San Diego, United States of America; 2The World Bank, United States of America
To be completed