Among the most difficult land conflicts are those between indigenous communities and third parties such as farmers or companies. The number of people with customary rights is relatively small and diminishing worldwide. Still, the areas covered by customary rights are vast, for instance, nearly 30% of Colombia´s territory.
According to the National Agrarian Reform Program every plot of land in Indonesia must be certified and registered by 2025. However, using the standard land registration methodology, this target will not be reached. Can NGOs and the private sector play a role? Together with the University of Gadjah Mada, Kadaster examined the options.
Nepal has made recent and welcoming strides in the area of land policy and related legislation in recent years. The new Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration policies and government initiatives embrace new ways of data collection for land administration purposes.
In March 2019 Hurricane Idai, the deadliest storm to hit Mozambique in the last 30 years, devastated important parts of the Mozambican infrastructure. An effective aid campaign will only be possible with the availability of reliable maps of the affected areas.
This year the FIG Working Week was hosted by the Vietnamese Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing. The event provided ample time to discuss latest developments in surveying, mapping and cadastre.
The Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster) is looking for an evaluator for the programme Land Administration for National Development (LAND). This programme is funded by the Netherlands’ ministry of Foreign Affairs and Kadaster.