Sri Lanka

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Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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    • Very Good Practice
    • Good Practice
    • Weak Practice
    • Very Weak Practice
    • Missing Value

    Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

    Legend: National laws adoption of the VGGT principle
    • Fully adopt
    • Partially adopt
    • Not adopted
    • Missing Value

    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.


    Latest News

    Sri Lanka

    By: Kamanthi Wickramasinghe
    Date: November 2nd 2016
    Source: Daily Mirror

    The law relating to land rights and land contracts in Sri Lanka have been embedded in a complex web of statutes that existed since the year 1863. This was during the colonial rule, a period in which the  patriarchal system prevailed.   

    Sri Lanka

    By: LBO
    Date: September 23rd 2016
    Source: Lanka Business Online

    Sep 23, 2016 (LBO) – Sustainable city development will need to entail alternative housing for urban poor as they are service providers for city dwellers, industrial hub and the ports while also looking at affordability for the middle income earner, a senior official said.

    Sri Lanka

    By: Niranjani Roland and Asanka Fernando
    Date: March 3rd 2016
    Source: UCA News

    Property rights should be included in the island nation's constitution, activists say

    Punchirala Somasiri feels helpless whenever his oldest child asks for extra money to buy things for school. Most of the time he has to borrow money from a friend to give to his child.


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    Journal Articles & Books
    December 2007

    Most of the large rice irrigation systems in Southeast Asia have been designed for rice irrigation under a supply-driven mode. Despite their huge contribution to agricultural production, there is a general consensus that these large rice irrigation systems have not lived up to expectations because of a legacy of poor institutional arrangements and system design, degraded infrastructure, poor management and stagnation in the face of rapid transformations of agriculture and pressures on their water supply.

    Journal Articles & Books
    December 1999

    Une analyse de l'état des plantations forestières ainsi que des tendances actuelles du secteur forestier aux niveaux mondial et régional. Le rapport traite des mesures à tenir en compte en ce qui concerne le développement des plantations forestières. Par ailleurs, la perspective des plantations forestières est présentée sous la forme de différents scénarios qui se basent sur la future croissance

    Reports & Research
    December 2011

    Document de travail sur les régimes fonciers 20. Ce document analyse les caractéristiques des systèmes de propriété communale dans divers pays d’Asie. Les pressions actuelles du marché sur les ressources naturelles créent à la fois des défis et des opportunités pour les communautés et pour les gouvernements en vue d’utiliser et de renforcer les systèmes de propriété commune pour promouvoir la gestion durable des ressources naturelles. Des politiques et des institutions ad hoc sont nécessaires pour promouvoir la redevabilité des acteurs et la bonne gouvernance de ces ressources.

    Journal Articles & Books
    December 2013

    这些技术准则是对粮农组织《负责任渔业行为守则》(《守则》)的 补充。《守则》以及许多国际协定和会议均通过渔业生态系统方法和水产 养殖生态系统方法中所阐述的原则和概念,强调了采用此类方法的好处及 必要性。本准则的目的是协助各国,特别是在涉及大量利用自然资源的 情况下,以可持续的方式发展水产养殖业,争取在保护后代所需资源基础 的前提下,创造最大的社会和经济效益。过去十年来,人们不断认识到以 捕捞为基础的水产养殖(CBA)对野生资源的严重依赖及其对野生种群的 影响。这些准则专注于野生苗种采集给包括受威胁物种在内的主捕和非主 捕(兼捕)物种、生物多样性和环境及海洋生态系统造成的实际和潜在影 响。本准则还论述了捕获和采集后规范、养成、饲料和亲体、社会经济因 素和治理等问题。这套技术准则确定了CBA的原则和良好规范准则,提供 了大量有关不同品种和渔业的说明性案例研究。