Professional Land Surveyor News: Geospatial Consortium Implements Land Registry System in Anhui Province, China
Geospatial Consortium Implements Land Registry System in Anhui Province, China
BEIJING, CHINA — International Land Systems (ILS), Inc. with the Anhui Agricultural Commission held a commencement meeting for the China Rural Land Certification and Registration Program, a technical assistance pilot project funded by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).
The project aims to allow Chinese residents in Anhui province’s rural Feidong county to register farm plots and gain land lease certificates. States Yang Zhao, Vice-Secretary for China’s Center for Rural Development Policy, “The goal is to further protect farmers’ rights by reducing uncertainty pertaining to land ownership, and by providing clearer and more complete information pertaining to designated land rights for farmers.” The Chinese government has set the policy framework to protect farmers’ rights through the 11th Five Year Plan, but much work remains to survey individual farmers’ plots and document individuals’ ownership status.