This course provides guidance on managing competition over the use of land, fisheries and forests. The course introduces a process for analysing the underlying causes of disputes and conflicts. It also illustrates a range of dispute resolution mechanisms and some options for policy and legal reforms to prevent disputes and reduce vulnerability to conflict.

 3 hours
Publication Date:
 July 2014

The curriculum primarily addresses "change agents" - i.e. people who can have a direct impact by introducing changes in how tenure is governed. They include national policy makers and administrators, surveyors, trainers, legal support providers, civil society and non-governmental organizations, advocacy, control and monitoring professionals.


The course consists of 4 lessons, of approximately 20 to 60 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 Disputes and Conflicts over the Tenure of Natural Resources
  • Lesson 2 Analysing Tenure-Related Disputes and Conflicts
  • Lesson 3 Supporting the Resolution of Tenure-Related Disputes
  • Lesson 4 Options for Policy and Legal Reform
European Union (EU)

This course is provided by FAO and as trainee you will have to accept the user agreement contained in that course.