Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a middle-income country with a primarily service-based economy. The country has a high urbanization rate and suffers from land degradation. Poverty is widespread in the country, particularly in those communities located on the border with Haiti.

The Constitution of the Dominican Republic of 2010 grants the right to property. It states that land must be used for useful purposes and it calls for the integration of rural people in the national development process. The Real Property Registry Law of 2005 established the procedures and institutions for the adjudication and registration of property rights, further specifying the functions of the Supreme Court for the administration of land. The 2000 Dominican Republic Environmental and Natural Resource Law sets the principles for the implementation of development plans.

Disputes over land are generally due to competing claims based on title documents, occupation of land, land invasion and issues related to land seizures. These disputes contribute to the persistence of tenure insecurity. Claims over land are usually resolved by the Land Courts, which have demonstrated a high level of efficiency in resolving land disputes. 

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    Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

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    Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

    The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

    Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

    Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December 2016
    Argentina
    Dominican Republic
    El Salvador

    Las mujeres rurales de América Latina enfrentan aún graves dificultades en la tenencia de la tierra, lo que las mantiene en una situación de vulnerabilidad, pese a su peso creciente en la producción de alimentos y la seguridad alimentaria.

    Reports & Research
    December 2016
    Chile
    Dominican Republic
    Ecuador
    Guatemala
    Mexico
    Nicaragua
    Paraguay
    El Salvador

    Una de las mayores trabas que obstaculizan el aumento de la productividad agrícola y los ingresos de la mujer rural es su falta de seguridad en materia de propiedad o tenencia. La tenencia de la tierra implica un conjunto de derechos que, sobre ésta, posee una persona o una organización. La seguridad de estos derechos no se limita a la propiedad privada; abarca varias formas como arriendo de la tierra pública o derecho del usuario a la propiedad comunal.

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December 2016
    Algeria
    Morocco
    Iran
    Dominican Republic
    Gambia
    Turkey
    Chile
    China
    Uruguay
    Ghana
    Tunisia
    Costa Rica
    Georgia
    Vietnam
    Thailand
    Asia
    Africa
    Americas

    An overview of: why forests are vital for sustainable agriculture; trends in land-use change; countries that show good practices; recommended action.</p> This flyer promotes the 2016 edition of the biannual FAO<i> State of the World’s Forests </i>report.

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December 2016
    Algeria
    Morocco
    Iran
    Dominican Republic
    Gambia
    Turkey
    Chile
    China
    Uruguay
    Ghana
    Tunisia
    Costa Rica
    Georgia
    Vietnam
    Thailand
    Asia
    Africa
    Americas

    This infographic illustrates key facts from the 2016 edition of the biannual FAO<i> State of the World’s Forests </i>report. <i>The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) 2016</i> shows that it is possible to increase agricultural productivity and food security while halting or even reversing deforestation, highlighting the successful efforts of Costa Rica, Chile, the Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Tunisia and Viet Nam.

    Reports & Research
    November 2016
    Algeria
    Fiji
    Nigeria
    Dominican Republic
    Gambia
    Chile
    Burkina Faso
    China
    Iran
    Guyana
    Niger
    Ethiopia
    Thailand
    Morocco
    Malaysia
    Haiti
    Colombia
    Ecuador
    Tunisia
    Senegal
    Turkey
    Uruguay

    The publication aims to provide a broad range of data and statistics on forests, and the impact and benefits that forestry has on our environment. It also offers some general information and data about the impact forests and forestry can have in mitigating the effects of climate change, as well as information concerning how they are, in turn, affected by climate change.

    Journal Articles & Books
    August 2016
    Antigua and Barbuda
    France
    Honduras
    United States of America
    Dominican Republic
    Dominica
    El Salvador
    Jamaica
    Guyana
    Colombia
    Panama
    Mexico
    Nicaragua
    Belize
    Haiti
    Italy
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Bahamas
    Barbados
    Brazil
    Caribbean

    The seventh session of the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) of the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) was held in Panama City, Panama on 7-8 November 2015. The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) hosted the session at the venue of its sixty-eight annual conference. The SAG discussed the outcomes of the work carried out by various joint working groups in 2014–2015 and their recommendations to WECAFC 16, the fisheries resource status in the Wider Caribbean Region, and activities to be undertaken by WECAFC in 2016–2017.