Land in Peace in Brazil
As one of the sponsors of the fifth seminar of land administration at the Unicamp University in Campinas, Kadaster organized a Fit for Purpose (FFP) workshop together with Esri Colombia.
The workshop started with a presentation of the School of Land Administration, a cooperation between Kadaster and ITC Twente, where after Kadaster’s Colombian project Land in Peace was presented to all Brazilian organizations present at the seminar.
The importance of good land governance was stressed during the seminar. Brazil, a country with a high percentage of informal lands, deforestation and land speculation needs a well working land administration to implement policies for sustainable development. A situation that is comparable with the Colombian. It means that there is a need for a transparent and efficient approach to measure and register land. Therefore, attendees mentioned that the FFP method, developed in Colombia could be a useful instrument example for the Brazilian cadastre and register. Several Brazilian organisations at the seminar showed their interest to organize pilots, like the project in Colombia, in different regions of Brazil.
This workshop presented an example of a practical contribution to land administration and was therefore appreciated by the participants. They were especially very enthusiastic about the used technologies, like the advanced GPS devices with real-time correction and the ESRI Collector, that could reduce the costs and time of land administration and guarantee a high precision. The attendees stated that it would be good if Brazilian government adopt these new technologies, since measuring and registering land is an expensive procedure.