Land reform was launched in the Republic of Georgia in 1992, about a year after the
country gained its independence from the Soviet Union. While an impressive land
individualization process has been in effect since then, the pace and the performance of
this process are far from satisfactory. This is due to a combination of institutional and
This paper investigates the issue of child labor in the context of land reforms intransition economies, using farm household data from the Republic of Georgia. The results show that an increase in landholdings as an outcome of the land reform can, in the presence of market imperfections, lead to an increase in child labor.
The articles in this issue supplement the recent publication "Good governance in land tenure and administration" (Land Tenure Studies No. 9), which provides practical advice for land professionals on improving governance in a land administration system or other land tenure arrangement.
The Pinheiro Principles provide restitution practitioners, as well as States and UN and others agencies, with a consolidated text relating to the legal, policy, procedural, institutional and technical implementation mechanisms for housing and property restitution.
Hedonic pricing is used to determine the effect of a landscape element such as the lawn area on the home selling price of single-family homes in Athens, Georgia. Results show that lawn area and the use of zoysiagrass as the dominant species positively and significantly influenced the selling price.
This paper presents the application of the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach (SLA) to forest-poverty linkages and the analysis of the main issues that are raised for the Forestry Outlook study. The LSP Sub-programme on access to natural resources initially intended to begin its work in support of the FOWECA project with a regional desk study.
FAO has initiated a series of global and regional sector outlook studies to examine linkages between forests and societies and to indicate emerging opportunities and challenges. The Forestry Outlook Study for West and Central Asia (FOWECA) has considered these issues through an extended consultative process in 23 different national contexts in West and Central Asia.