Bio: Joachim Thomas is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Land reform & Land consolidation. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 63 citations.
01 Jan 2006
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors offer an overview of land reform processes in the CEECs and their outcomes and impacts and analyzes current and emerging structures in rural areas. And they argue the need for an integrated and sustainable rural development which includes a role for land consolidation.
Abstract: This paper offers an overview of land reform processes in the CEECs and their outcomes and impacts and analyzes current and emerging structures in rural areas. Different types of land consolidation are defined and their potential impacts are assessed. The paper then looks in depth at land consolidation processes, especially in the context of land management, and outlines preconditions and cornerstones for various approaches. Environmental aspects and principles for land funds and land banking are also drawn in. The paper argues the need for an integrated and sustainable rural development which includes a role for land consolidation.
TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigated land consolidation as an essential tool to create sustainable rural areas in Lithuania and found that the consolidation of land ownerships may be an effective and active land management instrument which not only addresses the problems of land fragmentation, but also, if applied sensitively, may deliver sustainable rural development in a wider context.
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors investigated the opinion of land owners about land consolidation in rural areas, based on a field survey conducted on a sample of private land owners involved in selected land consolidation projects, they tried to define the advantages and disadvantages of the current practice.
TL;DR: In this paper, an overview of the Estonian approach to land reform, an analysis of how this has led to more fragmented land tenure compared to 1940 and a discussion of the prospects for land consolidation in Estonia.
TL;DR: In this article, a case study based on quantitative and qualitative surveys done with related key groups in Lithuania reveals the main problems and offers possible solutions which should be reflected in the legislation to avoid the future degradation of rural areas.
TL;DR: In this article, the impact of land fragmentation on production diversification in rural Albania was analyzed and it was shown that land fragmentation stimulates significantly more diversification for subsistence farm households than for market-oriented households.