The Comite technique foncier-Developpement (CTFD) is a platform that discusses and debates rural and urban land issues in the Global South (Africa, Asia and Latin America). Established in 1996, the CFTD comprises professionals who are experts in varied disciplines (agronomy, law, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science), skill sets and professions (researcher, teacher, expert, community activist, development professionals) coming from the major research, training and land administration institutions in France.
CFTD supports the development and implementation of land policies that address land challenges such as access to land for all and land administration and management in the Global South. The CFTD meets under the tutelage of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD). The platform also partners with a wide network of national and international actors in the land sector.