LAND ISSUES IN NEPAL. A presentation by Jagat Basnet & Dr. Jagnnath Adhikari Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC). National Data. 10% of the rural population are absolutely landless 5% rich people holds 37% arable land
LAND ISSUES IN NEPAL
A presentation by Jagat Basnet & Dr. Jagnnath Adhikari
Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC)
*Lowest caste**Highest castes
* System of land grants to royal favorites** Nepali Congress Minister
only then can we end the dual ownership system and register secure tenancy rights
One of the main aspects in peace process, and also essential for sustainable peace.
Access to land linked to poverty reduction and social-political inclusion for land-dependent communities.
Recent problems in food security
Contemporary issues related to land - globalization, climate change and foreign investment on land.
A basis for main source of livelihood for a large majority.
Skewed distribution - historical reason .. .
Access determined mainly by hereditary rights, land reform is, thus, necessary.
Unequal access linked with every day form of violence.
Sustainable peace will be enhanced after securing the rights to land for the poor land dependent communities.
All need to
Nepal highly affected by climate change
impact on land use,
Increased floods and natural disasters
Reduced water availability during critical times for the crops and for people.
Poor and Women more affected.
High mountain area’s food insecurity is growing because of climate change.
Foreign Investment on land
Land, water and forest should all be considered in land reform programs.
At the national level - emphasis on food self-sufficiency should go hand in hand with land reform or securing rights to land.
Negative consequences of globalization and climate change receive urgent attention from international agencies.