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use rights

These are rights to use the land for agriculture, grazing, gathering of forestry products, etc. The right to use land is one of the essential rights of landownership, but may also be the right to use and profit from immovable property as if the user were the owner (usufruct).
 

Source: FAO Land Tenure Manuals, No.2, FAO, 2006

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Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2014
Rwanda

The aim of this policy brief is to describe current and historical conflicts over rights to land and natural resources within and surrounding protected areas in Rwanda.

Reports & Research
December 2013
Malawi

This paper is about land tenure relations among the matrilineal and patrilineal cultures in Malawi. Data from the National Agricultural and Livestock Census are used to characterize marriage systems and settlement and landholding patterns for local communities. Marriage systems correspond to customary land tenure patterns of matrilineal or patrilineal land holding.

Constructing Rights
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2013
Malaysia

Malaysia has declared its vision of developed country status by the year 2020. Much has been written about its top-down development approach, its relative economic success and the social as well as environmental costs of such approach.

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Reports & Research
August 2013
Global

While many people in the developing world lack secure property rights and access to adequate resources, women have less access to land than men do in all regions and in many countries (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [FAO], 2011b).

Reports & Research
August 2013
Kenya

The Cadastral system in Kenya was established in 1903 to support land alienation for the white settlers who had come into the country in the early part of the 20th Century. In the last hundred years, the system has remained more or less the same, where land records are kept in paper format and majority of operations are carried out on a manual basis.

Legislation
July 2013
Oceania
Australia

This Act, consisting of 18 sections divided into three Parts, establishes the functions of the Corporation as follows: to acquire, by agreement or otherwise, to hold and to dispose of real property, including an estate or interest in real property, in accordance with this Act and it may acquire and hold such property notwithstanding any other law in force in the Territory which would restrict o

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Journal Articles & Books
Reports & Research
July 2012
Kenya

The acquisition of land by foreigners in developing countries has emerged as a key mechanism for foreign direct investment (FDI). FDI is defined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as the category of international investment that reflects the objective of a resident entity in one economy to obtain a lasting interest in an enterprise resident in another economy.

Legislation
June 2012
Brazil

This Law, consisting of 5 Chapters, establishes principles, baselines, objectives, strategies and goals for State Policy on Climate Change.