Gov't Rural, Agri Dev't Projects Showcased in UN-FAO Expo

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MANILA, Philippines -The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Sunday expressed gratitude to the United Nations-Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) for showcasing the Philippines' Land Administration and Management Project Phase 2 (LAMP2) as an example of successful solution in support of rural and agricultural development during an international exposition in Rome, Italy.

The event called Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo was held in December 2011 at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

"We are deeply honored every time our local actions get recognized by the international community. This only means that our efforts in introducing reforms in land management sector, including the systems we have developed in land titling, land valuation and capacity building are responsive to the development needs of our people," Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje said.

LAMP2 is a long-term commitment of the Philippine government to address poverty alleviation and promote economic growth through secure land tenure and equitable property valuation.

Aside from addressing key issues and fundamental problems in the land sector, the project also introduced and developed innovations and technologies to expedite titling procedures through cadastral surveys, systematic adjudication, land information and land records management, thus putting integrity to land titles.

Likewise, to improve the quality of government and private sector property appraisal performance, the DENR's land administration and management project adopted a uniform valuation standards and a single valuation base for taxation. …