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A new Pacific Land Network (PLaNet)

FAO and Fonds Pacifique support the launch of the Pacific Land Network (PLaNet) to inform practitioners and decision makers on customary land issues in the Pacific Islands States and Territories

On 23 to 25 October 2023, a 3-day symposium was organised to present the state of the customary land tenure system in the Pacific Island States and Territories entitled “What Future for Customary Land Tenure in the Pacific?” The forum brought together 23 academics, several civil society actors from 13 Pacific Islands States and Territories provinces of the country.


As a reminder, the Pacific Land Network (PLaNet) aims to bring together knowledge, perspectives and recommendations on land and coastal use in the countries (states and territories, regardless of status) of the Pacific region, with a particular focus on the cultural and economic values attached to the range of customary land and sea rights. The network aims to produce field analyses of the current situation and short and medium term perspectives, but also to bring together existing, relatively recent publications based on field experiences. All humanities and social science disciplines are involved. The Secretariat of the Pacific Land Network is currently based at the National University of Samoa (NUS), Apia.


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