The paper is a desk study prepared as a basis for discussion and further field research into land tenure and conflict in the region.The first section provides an overview of land tenure and land utilization issues. This section includes an analysis of gender and other demographic issues as they relate to land tenure and access to natural resources. The author explores traditional tenure models food security sustainability of food sourcesforestry the role of the stateThe second section focuses on more detailed case studies of land tenure conflict in:Papua New GuineaThe Solomon IslandsFijiVanuatu The author finds that conflict over tenure is the norm in the region.The paper contains a range of statistics relating to land tenure and natural resource use in the South pacific.
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FAO's Journal on Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives was published between 1964 and 2009. Issues published between 1996 and 2009 are accessible below.
The successor of the Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives was launched in 2010. The new Land Tenure Journal aims to promote the latest knowledge in the technically, economically, politically and socially broad areas of land tenure.
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