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The role of legislation in land use planning for developing countries












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    Factors That Influence The Role And Status Of Fisherwomen - BOBP/WP/33 1985
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    During the course of the study the author, assisted by nine village women, did a basic survey of adult women in the three villages. She also conducted a sample survey covering one-tenth of all fisherwomen above the age of 13 and interviewed nine selected fisherwomen in depth over a period of six months. She lived for a few days with some of them. How did this study originate? Between May and September 1982, a 10-week residential training course was conducted for 21 fisherwomen (“link workers” ) from seven coastal villages of Chengalpattu district. At the end of the course, follow-up action programmes were planned in cooperation with the trained fisherwomen. The study described in this paper was conducted to help these programmes. The study is an activity of the small-scale fisheries project of the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP) and is part of the project’s ongoing work in cooperation with the Fisherwomen’s Extension Service of the Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department. This work include s several pilot activities to improve the status of women, particularly in the areas of credit, education and training. (A report on these activities is under preparation.) It is hoped that this paper will be of some help to planners, officials and institutions who are concerned with fisheries development, particularly with ways and means of improving the socio-economic life of fisherwomen.
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    Water law in selected European countries, Vol. II (Cyprus, Finland, the Netherlands, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Yugoslavia) 1983
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    This study is about the rational management and protection of this most important of resources. On the one hand, it is intended as a further contribution towards a global inventory of national experiences in the field of water resources management. On the other, it is an effort to educate by example; to provide a guide to those who want to know how others are coping with the complexities of managing and protecting water resources. In the latter context it is hoped that the reader will find this study especially useful. Although the subject matter is, in general terms, the water law of European countries, the countries themselves have been selected in a way intended to provide a broad cross section of how water resources are managed in wet (Finland) and arid (Cyprus) climates; how they are managed in the face of the constant threat of seawater intrusion (Netherlands) and how they are dealt with under a federalized management regime (Yugoslavia). In addition, we have included the example of legislation intended to facilitate the management and protection of an enormous variety of water resources over a vast area affected by climatic extremes (USSR). In short, it is hoped that the study will satisfy a variety of appetites for knowledge.
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    Central America and the Caribbean Regional Assessment for the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources 2010
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    Concentration of land ownership, lack of access, insecurity of tenure and lack of efficiency and transparency in land administration services, are among the obstacles towards responsible governance of tenure of land and other natural resources in Latin America. These issues have been the subject of discussions and policy recommendations during many international forums, such as the International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ICARRD) held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in March 2 006. In this regard, FAO, together with other development organizations, is preparing Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources. The process towards the Voluntary Guidelines is carried out in collaboration with governments, civil society, private sector, and international organizations, and will be adopted by the FAO Member States. The Voluntary Guidelines are intended to provide practical guidance on responsible governance of tenure as a means of responding to global challenges of our time. These guidelines will be consistent with the wide range of international instruments, and will adopt a human rights-based approach. They will be a further elaboration of the Right to Food Guidelines and will be a follow up to the recommendations from ICARRD. The content of the Voluntary Guidelines will draw on multi-stakeholder regional consultation meetings, civil society consultations, private sector consultation and expert group meet ings. Once drafted, the Voluntary Guidelines will be submitted for FAO member countries’ approval. Upon adoption of the Voluntary Guidelines, FAO and its partners will support their implementation through national action plans, through the Organization’s extensive partnership networks and through related project activities.

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