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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Resource Economics

Dissertation of Tasneem Akther

The Role of Property Rights for Land Degradation and Land Use Conflicts – The case of wetland in Gujranwala (Pakistan)

Start: 10/2006
End: 02/2011

In Pakistan there exist specific types of wetlands in northeast of Punjab which were used for rice production twenty years ago. At present these are degraded and owned by private people who want reclamation. Due to the malfunctioning of existing property rights, the recent urban expansion in Pakistan has provoked conflicts between land owners and interest groups. These conflicts have a potential of jeopardising rural setup and agri production of the country. The aim of the study is to approach these conflicts, focus on the need of institutional change for the use of agricultural degraded lands and possible governance structure for land conversion in Pakistan. The Institutions of Sustainability Framework of Hagedorn et al (2002) will be employed and some policy recommendations are going to be derived.

Researcher: Tasneem Akther

Advisors: Prof. Dr. Dr. Konrad Hagedorn

Funding: Higher Education Commission Pakistan, The Eiselen Foundation Germany

 

Publications: The Role of Property Rights for Land Degradation and Land Use Conflicts - The case of wetland in Gujranwala Published on March 11, 2011Published on March 11, 2011