There are several things that may make you, as a landowner, to consider selling off a piece of land.
One thing that may make you consider selling a piece of land is the realization, at that given point in time, that the land market in your area is actually undergoing a boom. The idea would be to sell the land off during the boom, rather than waiting for a ‘bust’ to take place, and possibly end up selling the land at a throw-away price.
Another thing that may make you consider selling a piece of land is the realization that you can get better returns by selling off the piece of land, and reinvesting the money in something else. This is where, for instance, you can sell the piece of land, and use the proceeds to develop another piece of land you happen to own elsewhere. This is also where you can sell the piece of land, and invest in some sort of business. In this regard, you can use the proceeds from the land sale to, say, buy some good vacuums for pet hair. You could also use the proceeds from the sale of the land to buy the model of the best cordless vacuum cleaner for carpet. Then you can resell the vacuums (or whatever else you buy), and end up getting better returns than you’d have gotten by continuing to hold onto the land for, say, speculative purposes.
Yet another thing that may make you consider selling off a piece of land is simple lack of money. This is where you run into financial troubles, and you realize that there is no point in continuing to hold onto the land, while you could sell it to get the money you need to finance your day to day living.
A considerable percentage of the conflicts that we see in many developing countries are land-related. That is where you have people fighting over land rights. The question therefore has to be asked, as to whether there is anything which can be done, to reduce such land-related conflicts. Thankfully, the answer to that question is in the affirmative: as, indeed, there is something which can be done to proactively reduce land-related conflicts in developing countries.
What needs to be done, to reduce land-related conflicts in developing countries, is to figure out ways of detaching people’s livelihoods from the land. If people are given other ways of earning livelihoods, without having to work on the land directly, then they are likely to be less inclined to engage in land-related conflicts. If, for instance, industries are established, people won’t have to depend on agriculture: which means that they will be able to stop being obsessed with access to land.
To get more insights on how to reduce conflicts in developing countries, you need to consider subscribing for public policy journals. Some of the journals in question are available free of charge: you just need to subscribe by submitting your email address. Even the free email addresses you use at sites such as the ATT email login page or at www.sbcglobal.net (that is, the Sbcglobal.net email login page) can be used for that purpose. More prestigious journals, such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy may, however, have slightly more rigorous subscription procedures.
The subject of leasing land to international agricultural corporations is one that is attracting a lot of controversy lately. There are, however, several things that can be done by countries that are keen on getting it right, when it comes to leasing land to the international agricultural corporations.
Firstly, if you want to get the leasing of land to international agricultural corporations right, you need to ensure that you educate the communities whose land is to be leased on the benefits they stand to get. Those should be benefits like employment, technology transfer, investments in their communities… and so on. Don’t think that this will be easy. It is actually akin to what you’d do, if you were marketing a remote support technology such as www.logmein.com, (which is the Logmein123 program) to novices. You are likely to have a hard time convincing people.
Secondly, if you want to get the leasing of land to international agricultural corporations right, you need to ensure that you hold the corporations to account, to ensure that they keep their part of the bargain. You can consult articles in publications like the Journal of Commerce for details on how exactly to do this.
Thirdly, if you want to get the leasing of land to international agricultural corporations right, you need to ensure that the communities currently occupying the land leave voluntarily, without compulsion. The moment you introduce compulsion into the picture, the whole thing becomes very ugly indeed.
As a person who is involved the manufacture or in the sale of headphones, you need to do everything in your power to avoid having people doubt the quality of your headphones. To do this effectively, you need to be aware of the factors that are capable of making people to doubt the quality of the headphones.
The first factor that may make people to doubt the quality of headphones is poor packaging. You may very well be having the best headphones (objectively speaking), but if your packaging is poor, then people will start doubting the quality of the headphones. This is because perception is reality to the perceivers.
The second factor that may make people to doubt the quality of headphone is poor finishing. Like if you have some wires that are unsheathed, or if the coloring of the headphones is not well done, people may be inclined to doubt the quality of the headphones. Again, even if yours are actually the best all genre headphones, if the finishing is poor, people will doubt the headphones’ quality.
The third factor that may make people to doubt the quality of headphones is if the price of the headphones is too low. People always assume that very cheap things are of poor quality –regardless of the reality. This is why, for instance, the cheapest vehicle models like, say, Mahindra from India are regarded as being of dubious quality – in spite of the fact that, objectively speaking, Mahindras are actually decent, high quality vehicles.
There are some three systems of land ownership that we tend to find all over the world.
The first system of land ownership that we tend to find in some parts of the world is the system where land is largely owned by private individuals, with private titles. This is the system that you tend to find in countries that have fully embraced capitalism. If, for instance, you check through the records at the United States Bureau of Land Management, you are likely to discover that a sizeable portion of the land in the USA is in private hands. But reflecting deeper on the US system, you are likely to discover that it is actually a hybrid between the first system and the second system that we will be looking at below. That is because under the US system, while the land is under individual hands, the individuals in question are actually said to have ‘leased’ it from the state: with leases that normally expire with time. And indeed the people pay hefty land taxes to the government: with the amounts charged being almost like ‘rent’ payments for the land.
The second system of land ownership that we tend to find in some parts of the world is where the land is largely owned by the state. People seeking to use the land have to lease it from the state: they can’t own it individually.
The third system of land ownership that we tend to find in some parts of the world is where the land is largely owned by communities, with community titles. Members of the communities can then request for land from the communities, and proceed to use it – but all the while remembering that the land is owned by the communities.