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August 23rd, 2011
ILS to Develop Rural Land Registration in China

The memorandum expands the scope of the project to include registering and mapping rural lands in at least five townships – two townships in Jinan District and three townships in Qianshan County – representing an estimated 60,000 rural households. Anhui Province was an early pioneer in China’s land reform, beginning in the late 1970s when rural lands were de-collectivized and individual households were assigned contract rights. As the growth of China’s population continues, protecting rural, agricultural land is a priority for the nation and a matter of ensuring future food and economic security.

During the initial pilot, ILS introduced methods and technologies to map the agriculture land parcels of rural households in China, and also established a modern digital land registry and land records archive system in Feidong County, Anhui Province. The agreement reached between ILS and the Anhui Agriculture Commission establishes a commitment to continue to work collaboratively to refine methods and models to more efficiently, cost-effectively, and accurately record farmers’ land rights. “ILS is pleased to support the ground-breaking efforts of the Anhui Agriculture Commission to create a successful model for rural land. Read More