Southern Asia

Reports & Research
December 2008

Does forest tenure matter? In what way does it matter? What are the links among tenure, sustainable forest management (SFM) and poverty alleviation (PA)? This paper presents the main findings of research that was conducted by FAO and partners from the Asia Forest Partnership with the aim of analysing and understanding the role of tenure arrangements, their enabling impacts and their limitations. The paper presents a summary of different tenure instruments’ performance in supporting SFM and PA, and provides recommendations for more effective forest tenure systems.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2014

Investments in water have played a critical role in promoting socio-economic development in rural Asia. Sustainable management of water resources remains a prerequisite for development and reducing poverty and hunger. Water is a key factor affecting agricultural production and reduction of rural poverty. Most small farmers live in areas with poor natural resource conditions, where water-related constraints are a root cause of low production and increasing vulnerability to natural disasters and climate variability.

August 2000

This Act provides for the protection of the tenant cultivator's rights from any abuse or prevarication by the landowner. It prescribes the right of the tenant to be the first one informed about the sale of the paddy land he/she is cultivating, it forbids unlawful eviction from the cultivated land, it provides for the payment of rent and the exemption from payment in case paddy land has not been cultivated or has not produced any agricultural commodities for force majeure.

March 2010

These Regulations establish administrative procedures, in particular: tax and levy to be paid where the holding is 10 Acres or less in extent or over 10 Acres in extent. They provide for: (a) nomination tendered after prescribed period; (b) cancellation of a nomination; (c) second or any subsequent nomination; (d) cancellation and a second or subsequent nomination.

Amends: Land Development Ordinance 1935 (No. 19 of 1935). (1973)

July 1988

The Act is the Statute of the Urban Land Organization as a subordinate department of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The main duty of the Organization is to implement the rules and regulations regarding the lands which are inside of city limits. The Organization consists of a General Assembly, a Board of Directors, an Executive Manager and an Inspector. The Statute consists of 22 articles divided into 3 chapters: General Provisions (I); Structure (II); Miscellaneous provisions (III).

September 1972

Any agricultural land owned by any person in excess of the ceiling established by the Land Reform Commission shall (a) be deemed to vest in the Commission; and (b) be deemed to be held by the former owner under a statutory lease from the Commission in compliance with the terms and conditions set out by the Law.

September 1944

According to the provisions of this Ordinance, where any land belonging to a temple is acquired for public purposes under the Land Acquisition Act, all sums of money awarded as compensation for or in respect of the acquisition of that land shall be paid to the Public Trustee.

July 1988

This Regulationt enforces the Law of Urban Land of 13 September 1987. The Regulation consists of 75 articles divided in 5 Chapters: Definitions and Regulations related to the Land Construction (I); Rules regarding Recognition of Land (II); Purchase and Ownership of Lands (III); Preparation, Construction and Transfer of Land Ownership (IV); Miscellaneous Provisions (V).The Regulation defines the concepts and explains the provisions of the Urban Land Law based on the Civil Code and other prevailing Act.

September 1987

The Act, which consists of 5 Articles, aims to regulate matters relating to lands, increase the land supply and adjust the land price, as one of the main causes of social wealth.The Act has been codified in line with the Principle 31 of the Iran Constitution, which consider appropriate accommodation principal right of each citizen, and in order to preserve and sustainable use of lands in the countryAccording to the Act, urban lands refers to the lands located in the legal borders of the cities and towns and Urban Abandoned Land refers to the urban land which does not have any history of con