This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities. Agenda 21 recommends improving access to land resources by: strengthening/developing legal frameworks for land management, access to land resources and land ownership - in particular, for women - and for the protection of tenants; defining specific programme/project objectives in cooperation with local communities; designing local management plans to include progressive measures, thereby providing a means of altering project design or changing management practices, as appropriate.
2. Ownership of productive resources whether in the form of land or machinery can make a major difference to the poor. Transfer of the ownership of land from the landlord to the tenant usually resulted in fresh investment by the tenant to increase the productivity of their newly acquired and highly valued land.