FIG FAO Seminar Presentations
Saturday, 10 November 2012

FIG FAO International Seminar
State Land Management in Transitional Countries: Issues and Ways Forward

20-21 September, 2012
Budapest, Hungary

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Thursday 20 September, 2012

09.00 – 09.30 Welcome and Introductions

09.30 – 10.20 Session 1
Chair: Gerda Schennach, Chair-elect FIG Commission 7

10.50 – 12.00 Session 2
Chair: Richard Eberlin, FAO, Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

12.00 – 12.30 Panel discussion: What directions for improving the management of state and public sector land in transition countries?
Chair András Osskó, Chair-emeritus, FIG Commission 7
Panel: Paul Munro-Faure, Simon Keith, Willi Zimmermann, Róbert Sebestyén, Richard Eberlin, Richard Grover

13.30 – 15.00 Session 3: Systems for managing state land
Chair: Dr. Róbert Sebestyén, National Land Fund Managing Organization (NFA), Hungary

15.30 – 17.00 Session 4: Strengthening management capacity
Chair: Willi Zimmermann, German Agency for International Cooperation GIZ

  • 4.1 Marta Gross & Ryszard Źróbek Changes in Polish public real estate management system after 1989  (presentation)  (paper)
  • 4.2 Ágnes Dús The FAO Member States’ perspective on the development and implementation of the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land  (presentation)  (paper)
  • 4.3 Irfan Tarelli  State land management in Albania: the role of central and local governments  (presentation)  (paper)
  • 4.4 Craig Harris Sale of State land in New Zealand – Land Information New Zealand’s experience and disposal programme  (presentation)  (paper)

Friday 21 September, 2012

09.00 – 10.30 Session 5: Managing agricultural land
Chair: Simon Keith, United Kingdom

  • 5.1 Ludmiła Pietrzak & Tadeusz Kościuk Arable lands in Poland in the market transformation period – impacts of transformations on the structure of lands, physical planning activities and the real estate cadastre  (presentation)  (paper)
  • 5.2 Emil Safarov Managing of the land and land reform in the Azerbaijan Republic  (presentation)  (paper)
  • 5.3 Muhammad Bashar Nuhu Valuers' Challenges in Acquiring Farmland for Large-scale Commercial Farming in Nigeria  (abstract)
  • 5.4 Karunaka Ghimire Land Use Issues in Nepal: A country in dire need of solutions (paper)
  • 5.5 Mats Backman Cost-benefit analysis of Land Consolidation in Sweden from the viewpoint of society and the landowner  (presentation)  (paper)

11.00 – 12.30 Session 6: Land markets and taxation
Chair: Professor Irfan Tarelli, Albanian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection

13.30 – 14.30 Group discussions

  • Mats Backman, Sweden
  • Craig Harris, Land Information New Zealand
  • Gyula Iván , Hungarian Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing

14.30 – 15.30 Plenary session
Chair: Libor Tomandl, Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre
Reports from discussion group chairs and panel discussion:

  • Mats Backman, Craig Harris, Keith Hofgartner & Gyula Iván: Concluding presentation
  • Richard Grover: Concluding remarks
  • Paul Munro-Faure & András Osskó