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03-09: Implementing Land Consolidation in Practice
Tuesday, 20/Mar/2018:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Session Chair: Morten Hartvigsen, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Hungary
Location: MC 9-100

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Improving Land Management By Introducing The Achievements Gained Through Pilot Projects

Dragana Godjevac Obradovic

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Directorate for Agricultural Land, Serbia

Within the framework of the activities on improving the management of agricultural land at the level of local self-governments in the Republic of Serbia, the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection - Directorate for Agricultural Land and the German Organization for International Cooperation GIZ are implementing the project Strengthening Municipal Land Management in Serbia. In the ongoing project phase the focus is on further improvement of human and institutional capacities in the field of rural development.

The project objective is to build up rural development in Serbia through an effective management of agricultural land including implementation of land consolidation schemes, measures to reduce abandoned agricultural land, development and implementation of the land policy programmes and appropriate legal regulations concerning agricultural land. Also, a major part of the project is related to the establishment and further upgrade of an information system for management of agricultural state-owned land.

03-09-Godjevac Obradovic-453_paper.pdf
03-09-Godjevac Obradovic-453_ppt.pptx

Making Land Consolidation Feasible in the Western Balkans - Establishing a Focal Sub-Regional Expert Hub

Michael Becker

GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Kosovo

Agricultural land fragmentation constrains agricultural development in countries of the Western Balkans on the way to become a member of EU. Investments into effective land consolidation programs contribute towards updated land cadasters, better infrastructure, better rural living and working conditions, increased investments, employment and increased direct and indirect tax revenues. Rural infrastructure can be improved, as state investments in agricultural infrastructure is often followed by much higher private sector investments. After land consolidation, land parcels become attractive for lease, sale and investments. Due to their history, countries in the Western Balkans are now seeking to modernize their mechanisms for land consolidation. The project “Strengthening Spatial Planning and Land Management” funded by the German Government, implemented by GIZ is supporting the Kosovo government in modernizing its legal framework on land consolidation. One approach sustaining the project’s efforts is to strengthen the ties between neighboring countries and establish mechanisms for peer-to-peer learning.


An Evaluation Of Land Consolidation Practices And Impact Assessment Of Projects: A Case Study Of Beyazaltin Village Land Consolidation Project In Eskisehir Province, Turkey

Metin Turker1, Harun Tanrivermis2

1General Directorate; 2Ankara University

An Evaluation Of Land Consolidation Practices And Impact Assessment Of Projects: A Case Study Of Beyazaltin Village Land Consolidation Project In Eskisehir Province, Turkey


Land Consolidation in Kosovo, Constrains and Difficulties

Pranvera Alshiqi Maloku

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Gmbh, Kosovo

The Republic of Kosovo is a small country in the Southeastern Europe, with an entire territory of 10. 908 km2. As such, it faces a complex situation pertaining to the land administration and ownership matters in general. Aside from a solid legal framework, land fragmentation proves to be the mayor obstacle when it comes to the land use versus spatial planning policies in place. Subsequently, there is a polarized agricultural sector with few large holdings and a large sector of small holdings. One major obstacle impeding land regulation in the field, remains the so called ‘old land consolidation’. This is has started back in 1983-1986 (under the ex YU legislation in force that time), and due to the social and political developments in place, it remains unfinished as of to date. The existing “Law on Land Regulation” follows the principle of voluntary land consolidation, as such not yet implementable.

03-09-Alshiqi Maloku-787_paper.pdf
03-09-Alshiqi Maloku-787_ppt.ppt

InteGra Powered PRIDE(TM)s - Resolving the problem of land fragmentation and enhancing crop productivity

Chanchal Pramanik, Srinivasu Pappula, Sudhakara Ganesh, Navin Twarakavi, Ravinkumar S, Richa Hukumchand, Avil Saunshi

Tata Consultancy Services, India

The present paper addresses the problems related to land fragmentation and provide solutions to increase crop productivity through scientific farming practices, with the help of data science and digital technologies. The InteGra suite of technologies, developed at the Innovation Labs of Tata Consultancy Services enable farmers to record their information digitally, including the farm boundaries. The farm boundaries are documented at geo-spatial database with other relevant characteristics of the lands and crops. The analytical algorithm calculates the area based on the recorded farm boundary, which is further verified with documents available with farmer. The concept of PRIDETM enables the farmers to group themselves and access precision agriculture tools provided through InteGra services to become more competitive in the market. The digital farming services is one of the stepping stone for evergreen revolution and sustainable agriculture. These services are accessed by ~1 million farmers in 12 states of India.