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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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Reports & Research
May 2012
Kenya

Fiscal instruments are tools that governments use to manage revenue and expenditure and therefore influence the growth (or stability) of the various sectors of the economy. Government revenue is derived primarily through taxation. In Kenya, land taxation has contributed less than 1% of government revenue for the past three years. The Sessional Paper No.

Legislation
February 2012
Estonia

The Act provides the restrictions on the acquisition of immovables used as profit yielding land arising from public interest and the restrictions on the acquisition of immovables arising from national security reasons.

Legislation
October 2011
Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Law defines the concept and all possible participants of what is determined as concession or concession contract (on the territory if the Canton of Sarajevo, part of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina), including its basic terms, its planning, preparation, granting and revocations rules; this Law further sets the competence of the Commission for concessions, various concession adminis

Legislation
June 2011
China

The Article 8, 34 and 175 of the Land Law are canceled. Article 172 is amended as: The land value tax shall be levied on the landowner. In the case of any land subject to dien, the said tax shall be paid by the dien-holder. The Article 34-1 is also amended.

Regulations
March 2011
Georgia

The Regulution determines terms for calculating a surface area of plot of land attributed as part of essential part of another plot of land.

National Policies
February 2011
Mongolia

To ensure environmental sustainability, development of socioeconomic sectors adapted to climate change, reduction of vulnerabilities and risks, and mitigation of GHG emissions as well as promoting economic effectiveness and efficiency and implementation of ‘green growth’ policies, the Parliament of Mongolia developed the National Action Program on Climate Change (NAPCC) to be implemented, in tw

Regulations
January 2011
Georgia

The regulation establishes privatization prices for state-owned agricultural land according to categories (broken down for each municipality of Georgia); and annual use fee for the state-owned agricultural land that may not be privatized (broken down into the following categories: pasture land, and pasture land in Akhmeta and Dedoplistskaro municipalities) (2 annexes).

Regulations
October 2010
China

These Regulations provide for the prevention of land desertification, the transformation of desertified land and the protection of the safety of the environment.The Law consists of 6 Chapters divided into 44 articles: General provisions (I); Planning on desert prevention and transformation (II); Prevention of land desertification (III); Transformation of desertified land (IV); Legal responsibil

Land Use Policies and Natural Resource Management in Kenya: The Case of Nairobi River Basin cover image
Journal Articles & Books
April 2010
Kenya

Nairobi River Basin is a complex of several parallel rivers that flow through the City of Nairobi and empty into a larger river and flow to the Indian Ocean. The rivers are polluted with garbage, industrial liquid effluence, agro-chemicals, petro-chemicals among others.