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Better land access for the rural poor: lessons from experience and challenges ahead

"This study highlights lessons from recent policy, law and practice to improve and secure access to rural land for poorer groups. It focuses on Africa, Latin America and Asia, while also referring to experience from Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Links are made between between land access and poverty reduction, shifting approaches to land reform, different means to secure land rights and to achieve more equitable land distribution, the particular vulnerability of certain groups to losing their land rights, and the role of addressing land rights within conflict resolution and peace building. It concludes with broad recommendations for protecting land rights of poorer and more vulnerable groups."

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Communal land
  • Land
  • Land policy and administration
  • Land tenure and land titling
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Christmas Island
  • Timor-Leste
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Copyright Yes
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified

International Institute for Environment and Development 3 Endsleigh Street London WC1H 0DD, UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 7388 2117 Email:;

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome, Italy Telephone: (+39) 06 57051 Email:

Author (individual) Toulmin, Camilla
Co-author (individual) Cotula, Lorenzo
ISBN number 1843696320
Publication place Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); International Institute for Environment and Development
Publication date 2006
Pagination 53 p
General note

includes bibliography.

Date uploaded June 14, 2015, 22:32 (UTC)
Date modified June 17, 2016, 10:01 (UTC)