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Managing land tenure and resource access in west Africa

Managing land tenure and resource access in west Africa

proceedings of a Regional Workshop held at Gorée, Sénégal, November 18-22, 1996

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Statementconvened by the Ministère Français de la Coopération and the British Overseas Development Administration.
ContributionsFrance. Ministère de la coopération., Great Britain. Overseas Development Administration.
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Open LibraryOL17426226M

Land ownership and tenure can be perceived as controversial in part because ideas defining what it means to access or control land, such as through "land ownership" or "land tenure", can vary considerably across regions and even within countries. Land reforms, which change what it means to control land, therefore create tensions and conflicts between those who lose and those who gain from. The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) recognizes that conventional ways of managing land are not realistically going to meet the needs of millions of people. A resource book: trade liberalization, agriculture and the environment. Land tenure and resource access in West Africa: issues and opportunities for the next twenty five years.

Environment and natural resource management Resilient livelihoods through the sustainable use of natural assets Green growth through value chains in West Africa 27 Energy from waste in China 4 lack of clear land access and tenure rights removes incentives to maintain natural. Property and Political Order in Africa Land Rights and the Structure of Politics. Get access. Land tenure reform and politics in post-conflict Côte d'Ivoire: Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. Property and Political Order in by:

AERC produces policy-related publications on current and emerging economic issues facing individual countries, regions within Africa and the continent itself. Read this book on Questia. Over the past decade, Norwegian and Danish social science research on natural resources management in the Sahel has been considerable. in part, this research grew out of the Norwegian and Danish commitment to support the poorest region in the poorest continent in the world.


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Managing land tenure and resource access in west Africa Download PDF EPUB FB2

Land tenure may be defined as the terms and conditions on which land is held, used and transacted. Land tenure reform refers to a planned change in the terms and conditions (e.g.

the adjustment of the terms of contracts between land owners and tenants, or the conversion of more informal tenancy into formal property rights). " Among others see David Attwood, ‘Land registration in Africa: the impact on agricultural production', World Development18, 5 (), pp. ; John Bruce and S.

Mighot-Adholla, Searching for Land Tenure Security in Africa (World Bank, Washington, DC, ); Angelique Haugerud, ‘Land tenure and agrarian change in Kenya', Africa59, 1 (), pp. ; H. Okoth-Ogendo Cited by: John M. Ashley, in Food Security in the Developing World, Introduction.

Land tenure is a complex social institution which governs the relationship among people with regard to assets such as land, water bodies and forests. It can have a legal or customary basis, or both.

Access to land for the rural poor is often based on custom rather than title deed. Description Drawing on findings of nearly ten years of United Nations University Project on People, Land Management and Environmental Change (UNU/PLEC) multidisciplinary, participatory research work in West Africa (mainly Ghana), this book shows how, traditionally, farmers cultivate and conserve biodiversity while, at the same time, using the land for food production.

Wehrmann, B. () The Easiest Way to Make Money is to Sell Land!: Land Conflicts in the Peri-Urban Area of Accra, Ghana. Trialog, 74, Winter, M. () Land Tenure and Resource Access in West Africa: Issues and Opportunities for the Next Twenty Five Years.

International Institute for Environment and Development Drylands by: 4. Read the full-text online edition of Managing Agrodiversity the Traditional Way: Lessons from West Africa in Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Related Natural Resources ().

Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Managing Agrodiversity the Traditional Way. Land and Natural Resources Tenure Security Learning Initiative for Eastern and Southern Africa (TSLI-ESA): A Resource Book Preprint (PDF Available) December with 57 Reads How we measure.

Specific topics include the evolution of customary land tenure, the impacts of land tenure policies, and common property management.

The editors conclude that the best strategy for managing land and forest resources lies in promoting the establishment of property rights and investment in the improvement of the natural resource base. Land and Natural Resources Tenure Security Learning Initiative for Eastern and Southern Africa (TSLI-ESA): A Resource Book Edited by December Franklin Simtowe.

Get this from a library. Managing agrodiversity the traditional way: lessons from West Africa in sustainable use of biodiversity and related natural resources.

[Edwin A Gyasi;] -- "This book reflects nearly ten years of multidisciplinary, participatory research work in West Africa, particularly in Ghana, as part of the United Nations University project on People, Land.

COMMUNITY-BASED NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Christo Fabricius Rhodes University, South Africa Keywords: Biodiversity, common property, livelihoods, participation, tenure, natural resource management, community Contents 1.

Introduction 2. Benefits of Community-Based Natural Resource Management Financial Benefits Non-Financial Benefits File Size: KB. Land tenure is the institutional (political, economic, social, and legal) structure that determines: How individuals and groups secure access to land and associated manage land resources.

resources, including trees, minerals, pasture, and water. Who can hold and use these resources -- for how long and under what conditions. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has ample opportunities to become the future breadbasket of the world.

While crop yield gaps—the difference between potential and actual yield (Lobell et al. )—in other regions are narrow and closing, SSA has the widest yield gap of maize, rice, and wheat in the world (Nkonya et al.

).For example, average maize yield in the tropical lowlands in SSA is Cited by:   AFRICAN AFFAIRS The Dynamics of Resource Tenure in West Africa, edited by Camilla Toulmin, Philippe Lavigne Delville and Samba Traoré.

Oxford: James Currey, xiii + pp. £ paperback. ISBN (paperback). Many debates about poor agricultural performance and poverty reduction in sub- Saharan Africa focus on land tenure policy. West Africa is the centre of. Solidaridad West Africa operates in Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

The region has large tracks of arable land for food production. Unfortunately, all crop productivity is less than a quarter of optimum global averages. The region is among the hardest hit by climate change impact. Part two sets out West Africa’s land tenure and management systems, including structural challenges, general management policies, and key issues related to land tenure and migrants.

Part three frames the key land and migration meta-trends in the context of fragility. The land governance assessment framework: identifying and monitoring good practice in the land sector / Klaus Deininger, Harris Selod, and Anthony Burns. — (Agriculture and rural development) Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN — ISBN (electronic) 1. Land use, Rural, 2. Land tenure. Abstract. Dispassionate analysis of land tenure systems and their role in rural development has been hampered by ideological conflict. Political rhetoric in North America and Western Europe reflecting a general hostility towards the Soviet Union has helped to create a widely held view that communal tenure systems invariably result in stagnation of production, inefficiency of resource Cited by: 2.

Land resources immensely promote rural livelihoods, especially in developing countries. In Africa, an estimated 70% of the population directly depends on the land and natural resources for food security and sustainable development [].The relationship, whether legally or customarily defined, among people, as individuals or groups, concerning land refers to land : Juliet Katusiime, Brigitta Schütt.

This paper contributes to our understanding of urban planning challenges within dual legal land systems in sub-Sahara Africa. It draws ideas from Ananya Roy’s “idioms of urbanization and planning” to make two arguments regarding the prevailing Cited by: 2.

West Africa in Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Related Natural Resources Edited by 19 Resource access and distribution and the use of land in Tano-Odumasi, central Ghana John A.

Bakang, which refers to the various methods of managing the land and associated biophysical resources for File Size: KB. The World Bank is working on land tenure as well as land and geospatial infrastructure and systems in dozens of countries across the world, with an investment of approximately $ billion in commitments, impacting millions of land holders in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.The idealized goal of many rural planners seems to be to replace the political contentiousness of resource allocation within local communities with a well-ordered situation consisting of a managing group of fixed membership, allocating access to a well-defined, bounded resource through specified channels.