Land in German Development Cooperation: Guiding Principles, Challenges and Prospects for the Future
Land tenure systems are of fundamental importance for efficient agricultural production, reducing poverty and conflicts and attaining social equity. Considering their complexity and sensibility, they are essential for securing enduring, self-supporting and sustainable development.
In fact, securing access to land for the population living in rural areas in our partner countries has become one of the priority of BMZ Special Initiative “One World; No Hunger”. This entails a new focus and more resources committed to this crucial thematic area and, therefore, also a need for appropriate orientation, knowledge and guiding principles for practitioners. This is the purpose of the present publication, titled “Land in German Development Cooperation: Guiding Principles, Challenges and Prospects for the Future”.