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Involving Farmers : Social Assessment in the Estonia Agriculture Project

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Countries in transition from centrally
planned to market economies face several challenges when
planning investments. These include a lack of information
about beneficiary groups, particularly those in rural areas;
and the collapse of institutions maintained by the state
prior to transition. During preparation of the Estonia
Agriculture Project, the government sought World Bank
technical assistance to undertake a social assessment (SA)

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Agosto 2012
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

European Regional Assessment for the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources

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FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure. By setting out principles and internationally accepted standards for responsible practices, the Voluntary Guidelines will provide a framework and point of reference that stakeholders can use when developing their own policies and actions.

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Enero 1970
Publisher(s)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Features of land policy in the Baltic countries in XVII-XIX centuries

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The article summarizes the land relations in the Baltic countries: the features of the land policy, lands' relationships and land use planning in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in the XVII-XIX centuries.

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Enero 2011
Publisher(s)
Latvia University of Agriculture

Determination of valuable agricultural land in the frame of preparation of countywide spatial plans: Estonian experiences and challenges

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The protection of agricultural land is an important issue because the area of food production per capita will be decreasing by several estimations in the next decades. The planning measures to ensure the preservation of valuable arable land are among the objectives of county plans in Estonia. However, there is no clear methodology for determination of valuable agricultural land as of now. The aim of the study was to develop methodology in order to determine valuable agricultural lands in the frame of preparation of countywide spatial plans in Estonia.

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Enero 2014
Publisher(s)
Latvia University of Agriculture

Constitution of the Republic of Estonia.

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Estonia is an independent and sovereign democratic republic wherein supreme political authority is vested in the people. The independence and sovereignty of Estonia are timeless and inalienable (Article 1). The land, territorial waters and airspace of Estonia constitute an inseparable and indivisible whole (Article 2). The natural wealth and resources of Estonia are national riches which must be used economically (Article 5).

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

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The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - currently ratified by 187 countries - is the only human rights treaty that deals specifically with rural women (Art. 14). Adopted in 1979 by the United Nations Generally Assembly, entered into force in 1981. The Convention defines discrimination against women as follows:

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Enero 1979
Publisher(s)
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN)

Immovables Expropriation Act.

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This Act provides for the bases and procedure for expropriation of immovables. This Act applies to all cases of expropriation of immovables unless otherwise provided by law. Expropriation is not precluded by provisions of law which prohibit or restrict the transfer or division of immovables or by the rights of third persons entered in the land register. An immovable may be expropriated in the

Restrictions on Acquisition of Immovables Act.

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This Act provides the restrictions on the acquisition of immovables arising from public interest. For the purposes of this Act, public interest is, in particular, development of the management for specific purposes of immovables used as profit yielding land which contain usable agricultural area or parcels of forest land. A natural person who is neither an Estonian citizen nor the citizen of any