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Leasing in Vanuatu : findings and community dissemination on Epi Island

  title={Leasing in Vanuatu : findings and community dissemination on Epi Island},
  author={M. Stefanova and R. Porter and R. Nixon},
Under the Vanuatu constitution, the 'rules of custom shall form the basis of ownership and use of land.' Implementing this principle after decades of land alienation, however, has proved to be challenging. While the leasing arrangement was originally intended to restore investor confidence and maintain agricultural development in newly independent Vanuatu, it soon evolved into the method of acquiring new leases over previously unalienated land. Tourism, business, agriculture, industry… Expand
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