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December 2007
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This issue of Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives contains an interesting and wide-ranging set of contributions providing insights into land related issues ranging from Italy to the Central Andes, and from the historical development of sustainable tenure practices to aspects of agriculture sector planning. The eight articles featured open with that of Lavigne Delville, which addresses issues relating to insecurity of tenure in West Africa, and identifies what the paths of change currently appear to be. The second article, by Pica-Ciamarra, Otte and Chilonda, assesses the important issue of how livestock policies relate to land and rural conflicts in the context of sub-Saharan Africa. In their article, Teyssier, Raharison and Ravelomanantsoa look at local competence in land reform in Madagascar. Ravera examines the organization of participation for territorial development, focusing on the example of the central Andes in Peru. Abdoul Karim, Bretel and Chabbert analyse the processes of development and implementation of the Code Rural in the Niger. Herrera Garibay reviews and analyses FAO’s experience in decentralization and land reform. Finally, Cacciarru provides an interesting historical perspective on resource access and land tenure, looking at its relevance today in the context of Sardinia, Italy.

This bulletin is issued by FAO as a medium for the dissemination of information and views on land reform and related subjects to the United Nations, FAO Member Governments and national and international experts and institutions. Articles are published in the original language (English, French or Spanish).
Readers requiring more detailed information concerning this bulletin or articles therein should write to the Editor, Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, Rural Development Division, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy. The opinions expressed in this document are the personal views of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect those of FAO.

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