Special Issue "Impacts of Land Tenure Systems on Land Use Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: land and food policies; land governance; food security; agrarian change; resilient agriculture; sustainable livelihood; vulnerability
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Interests: landscape planning; landscape ecology; land management; forest management; environmental science
Security of land tenure can be described as the entire set of uses and transfer rights of the land, which could be allocated to individuals, households, groups, and communities. Land tenure insecurity can put sustainability at great risk. An insecure land tenure system and non-accessible formal land use rights documentation can lead to poverty creation by lowering agricultural productivity, low security in investing in land, and poor land use management. The current land tenure system remains a big challenge in many developing countries due to poor land governance, lack of attention to food security, and improving agricultural productivity. Accordingly, having a secure land tenure system is crucial for sustainable land use management. National land development and economic growth policies in many developing countries are not in line with agricultural activities, particularly in rural areas. It is therefore important to examine multidimensional impacts of land tenure systems on sustainable land use. This Special Issue aims to create a multidisciplinary forum addressing the effects of secure and insecure land tenure systems on land use change and management that can either end in land use development (sustainability) or land use degradation (unsustainability). The Special Issue will, therefore, try to explore the main sustainability impacts (i.e., social, economic, and environmental aspects) of different land tenure systems.
This Special Issue of Sustainability is seeking papers that can demonstrate the sustainability effects of in/secure land tenure systems. All types of scientific contributions including qualitative, quantitative studies, analyses of current regulations, critical reviews, or case studies will be welcome in this Special Issue.
Dr. Hossein Azadi
Dr. Sklenička Petr
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Land tenure system Secure land tenure
- Land title
- Land administration
- Land reform
- Land use policy
- Land use development
- Land use change
- Sustainable land use
- Land use degradation
- Land use fragmentation