Saturday, January 17, 2009
IFAD land tenure policy
Image from IFAD Land Policy report
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes food security, has released Improving Access to Land and Tenure Security, a policy that aims to provide a framework for the organization's programme development. The policy emphasizes that land tenure security, complemented by pro-poor policies, and services and investments that reduce vulnerability and enable people to make the best use of their access to land, is key to reducing poverty and ensuring sustainable livelihoods. The document includes a useful set of terms and definitions and a list of normative statements of other national and international institutions. The policy is available online from IFAD's publications page.