Haiti

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Haiti

Haiti is the poorest country in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is a country highly exposed to natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes, which have destroyed the country’s infrastructure.

The Constitution of Haiti recognizes the right to property and expressly requires that agricultural landowners protect land against erosion. The Rural Code, amended in 1986, is the primary source of legislation governing rural land, in particular the administration and classification of land, use rights, soil protection, irrigation and drainage, land surveying, land ownership and consolidation. However, customary rights continue to govern the majority of land in Haiti, particularly in rural areas.

Land disputes in Haiti are typically resolved through the informal and kinship systems. However, when informal means do not lead to a resolution, parties may resort to the judicial system.

 

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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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    Latest News

    By: Joshua Steckley and Beverly Bell  
    Date: January 21st 2016
    Source: Upsidedownworld.org

    This report is based on extensive interviews, on-site and via phone, with more than 20 government officials, economic development professionals, peasant farmers, and community organizers, between July 2015 and January 2016. We reached out to Agritrans for comment, but they did not respond.

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    Reports & Research
    November 2016

    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
    December 1995

    Now, nearly 30 years after the publication of The tragedy of the commons, the negative experiences of governments with expropriation of common property resources have led to a reexamination of the potential of collective management; and there is a growing database of information on practical experiments with the restoration or strengthening of common property resource management systems. This issue of Unasylva focuses on both these aspects with respect to forest resources.