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10-11: Challenges of Implementing Redistributive Land Reform
Based on recent studies on land tenure and their recommendations: Policy, program, and institutional recommendations
1Stanford School of Law (LLM student); 2Rotterdam School of Management (Professor); 3Symvoulos Consulting Firm (Partner)
Numerous studies were undertaken in the last ten years concerning land tenure in the Philippines: status, effects, conditions for success, challenges, and recommendations. This paper summarizes these studies and organizes these to provide a coherent outline. This paper likewise culls the recommendations for addressing the issues. Beyond that, this paper organized the recommendations and offered new ones to improve the resolution of the issues.
Land reform in Bolivia – from economic occupation to sustainable land occupation
National Institute of Land reform, Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Nowdays Bolivia is the only country in Latin America that carries out an agrarian reform. The actual Government has already regularized the land property rights in 75% of the rural area in the country. The result of this work has defined a new structure of democratic, inclusive and equitable land tenure in its Access. In addition, the country has reduced extreme rural poverty significantly. However, external factors such as globalization of the economy, climate change and worldwide commitments to preserve the environment, are defining new scenarios for managing rural development. From this perspective, the Bolivian land reform is insufficient and requires renovations.
National Institute of Land Reform is the institution that defines property land rights, administrates rural land in Bolivia, and it is responsible for controlling the sustainable land use. In this sense, it is actually executing prospective studies to evaluate the changes of forest and the actors of deforestation.
The Results of this research will guide the definition of public policies to regulate the expansion of the agricultural frontier, and will generate recommendations for short and medium term to adjust the regulatory and institutional roles of government agencies involved in environmental management.
Land Governance And Redistributive Reform – For The Sake Of Accelerating The National Resettlement Programme Of Namibia
1Chair of Land Management, Technical University of Munich, Germany; 2Ministry of Land Reform, Windhoek, Namibia; 3Independent Development practitioner, Germany
Several studies on land reform in Namibia have focused on analysing the country’s land reform programmes with a focus on its general progress. Many of them have not assessed the issue of improving the National Resettlement Programme from the perspective of acceleration. This study closes this gap. It is based on in-depth understanding of the land acquisition and resettlement processes in Namibia’s National Resettlement Programme. The study explores the possible ways of speeding up the implementation of the National Resettlement Programme without undermining its effectiveness and efficiency. It uses case-oriented methods to draw conclusions and provide answers to critical research questions bothering on laxities in the procedures of the National Resettlement Programme. The major outcome of the study is that it identifies major causes for the slow implementation of the National Resettlement Programme. It also provides recommendations for speeding up the process without compromising good governance principles.
100 Years of Land Reform: Delivery and Governance of Agricultural Land in South Africa
1University of Pretoria, South Africa; 2Land Bank; 3Standard Bank; 4SOECA; 5Tracy Potgieter & Associates
The paper provides a comprehensive perspective on the issues of land, and land for agriculture in particular. These perspectives are used to draw lessons for future direction of the land question and governance. The suggestions are also meant to contribute to public policy and a general discourse in land reform. Land reform process in South Africa is of concern to all including farmers, agricultural stakeholders, development institutions, political organisations as well as the government. As of 2013, the land question reached 100 years since The Natives Land Act of 1913 was enacted. The different perspectives explored show that many and fresh lessons can be drawn simply by taking a certain view of the land question. While many of the angles have been presented in the past, this paper presents a comprehensive compendium of different perspectives to bring an integrated view of lessons to govern the land issues for the next century. To enhance the delivery and governance of agricultural land, more programmatic approach is required. This includes mortgaging land under restitution, promoting land rental for agricultural purpose, considering land for financial investments, land tax and land warehousing. There is a need to monitor land price trends through land price index.