Project Title: Land market development and small farms’ access to land in the pre-accession countries (LMSF-AC)

The overall objective of this project is to strengthen the understanding of the functioning of land markets in the WBs and small farm households’ access to land. The specific objectives of the study are the following:

  • Collect information and data about rental and sale markets in the WB countries,
  • Collect information about formal rental and sale market regulations in WB countries,
  • Conduct focused group discussion with relevant stakeholders to identify factors affecting the functioning of land market (including informal norms) with special focus on small farm households’ access to land,
  • Analyze the implications of formal regulations and informal norms on small farm households’ access to land.

 

In order to achieve the objectives, the following tasks need to be completed:
Task 1: Collect information about rental and sale land markets in the WB countries/territories;
Task 2: Collect information about the land market policy and regulations in the WB countries/territories;
Task 3: Conduct focused group discussion with relevant stakeholders to identify factors affecting the functioning of land markets and small farms’ access to land in the WB countries/territories;
Task 4: Provide a comparative cross-country analysis of the land markets and small farms’ access to land in the WB countries/territories.
The WB countries/territories relevant for this project are Albania, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Srpska, Macedonia, Kosovo[*], Montenegro and Serbia.

This project is funded by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC).

[*] This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence

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