Farms are increasingly fragmented into small parcels across large areas, and while sometimes this fragmentation may prove to be beneficial by reducing risk, it also generates problems due to the small size of plots that are of limited use for agricultural purposes. Land consolidation is the reallocation of parcels with the aim the landowners to obtain larger parcels at one or more places in exchange of their former smaller and fragmented land plots. The driving force of land consolidation is the understanding that by improving agricultural structures, social viability in rural areas can be maintained.
The special focus of this webinar will be on land consolidation legislation and its application. FAO will introduce the new Legal Guide on Land Consolidation, prepared based on the outcomes of a study of good practices for land consolidation legislation in Europe. The Legal Guide weaves together legislative and technical guidance to make the process accessible to countries where land consolidation is initiated. The Guide will be useful to a broad range of stakeholders: legislatures, legal drafters and land consolidation professionals, public and private entities and persons involved in the land consolidation process.
This webinar will serve to support the application and implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) and SDG targets such as 1.4, 2.3 and 5.a. The objective of this webinar is to promote good land consolidation practices and the practical application of the FAO Guide with the examples from a range of European countries.
Date: June 9, 2020
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM CEST (8:00-10:00 AM EST)