Improving land tenure. A survey of the problems of adapting customary land tenure systems to modern economic conditions in the region served by the South Pacific Commission

Crocombe, R.G.

Technical Paper, South Pacific Commission 159: 1-70


The report concludes that the present system of land tenure in the Pacific Islands is an obstacle to achieving higher living standards. Detailed recommendations include: (1) Registration of all land used (or about to be used) for permanent crops. Piecemeal registration is costly and inefficient and most registries in the Pacific could be considerably improved.