Securing Land Rights in Africa (The European Journal of Development Research) by Tor Benjaminsen

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  • Land rights,
  • Management,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Africa,
  • Natural resources,
  • Real Estate - General,
  • Political Science / Economic Conditions,
  • General,
  • Land tenure,
  • Right of property

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Number of Pages175
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ISBN 100714683159
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Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 6 December Author: Tor A. Benjaminsen, Christian Lund. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations, maps ; 23 cm: Contents: Formalisation and informalisation of land and water rights in Africa: an introduction / Tor A.

Benjaminsen and Christian Lund --Reinventing institutions: Bricolage and the social embeddedness of natural resource management / Frances. 3 Using international and regional human rights laws to secure community land rights 22 Key internationally-protected human rights on community land and resource tenure 23 Key human rights concepts for securing community land and resource tenure 24 Does a community have a right to own its land, even though it.

Securing Land Rights in Africa. Oct 4, Frank Pichel. Across the continent, insecure rights to land are robbing millions of financial stability and long-term prosperity.

While new technology is giving people the tools to define what’s theirs, governments must recognize that certainty of ownership is a prerequisite of sustainable.

Securing community land and resource rights in Africa: a guide to legal reform and best practices Securing community land and resource rights in Africa: a guide to legal reform and best practices. Published Jan Publisher. Book your place now for the last chance to. The context of demand for secure land rights Securing access to land and natural resources is a matter of increasing concern for many people in Africa (Rahmato ).

Good quality arable land and common pool resources are becoming scarcer and more valuable, due to greater market engagement. Innovation in Securing Land Rights in Africa: Lessons from experience Briefing Paper Introduction Securing land rights is a process embedded in history and politics.

Land tenure systems change in response to population growth, patterns of urbanisation and urban expansion, technological development, wars and conquests, and changes in. Accra, Ghana, 17 July (ECA) - Insecure forest and land rights trigger widespread poverty, gender disparity, lack of economic growth, social unrest, conflicts and investment risks, says Solange Bandiaky-Badji, Africa Program and Gender Justice Director at the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), a global coalition of organizations working to encourage forest land tenure and policy reforms.

In much of rural West Africa, farmers gain access to land through customary tenure systems. But deep and rapid ecological, demographic, economic, social and cultural changes are making land rights less secure, undermined by more intense resource competition, overlapping claims and rising conflicts.

Maize field in Malawi: Women account for 70 per cent of Africa’s food production, but often do not have Securing Land Rights in Africa book access to raph: Redux / Hollandse Hoogte / Arie KievitFelitus Kures is a. Africa and the Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa; land issues are also now being addressed under the SDGs to help eradicate poverty and ‘leave no one behind’ (see Box 1).

Within this context, opportunities exist for scaling proven approaches and providing much-needed evidence to further support the women’s land rights. Journals & Books; Help Download PDF Download. Share. Export. Advanced. Land Use Policy. Vol Issue 1, JanuaryPages Securing land and property rights in sub-Saharan Africa: This chapter is based on “Securing land and property rights in Africa: Improving the investment climate” Global Competitiveness Report, World.

In sub-Saharan Africa, property relationships around land and access to natural resources vary across localities, districts, and farming regions.

These differences produce patterned variations in relationships between individuals, communities, and the state. This book analyzes the politics of land and the use of natural resources in s: 1. Securing Customary Land Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa Lasse Krantz Working Papers in Human Geography Learning from new approaches to land tenure reform!!.

Securing)Customary)Land)Rightsin)Sub6Saharan)Africa) Learning)from)new)approachestolandtenure)reform) By!Lasse!Krantz,PhD1. Background). Land is a community resource: it is not a commodity and should not be privatized.

We must protect and promote women’s rights to land: while women are recognized as the main contributors of labor in small scale farming systems, women represent a tiny fraction of agricultural land holders across Africa. Download a PDF of this briefing note here. COVID Resources.

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

He touches on the stark distinction flourishing informal sector with its pragmatic approach to property and the stagnant formal sector which remains a stumbling block to the efficient utilization of rights to physical and intellectual property, and produces evidence to show that the pragmatism of the latter in actual fact goes back to pre-colonial times.

Securing land rights in Africa Opinion. Securing land rights in Africa. Secure rights to land are simply a prerequisite of development. In Tanzania, women with secure rights earn three times more than their landless counterparts.

In Nepal, children whose mothers have secure land rights are 33 percent more likely to be well nourished.

Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Africa Albert Kwokwo Barume Land Rights INTERNATIONAL WORK GROUP FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS IWGIA Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Africa This revised and updated edition of Albert Kwokwo Barume’s book from reflects some of the latest developments affecting Africa’s indigenous peoples and their land.

Abstract. This collection of papers on Securing Women's Land Rights presents five articles relating to eastern Africa. Four of these illustrate practical approaches to securing land rights for women in distinct situations: law-making for women's land rights (Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda); land tenure reform in practice (Rwanda); women's rights under pastoral land tenure (Ethiopia); and women's.

1. Introduction. Notwithstanding the African Union (AU)’s Framework and Guidance on Land Policy in Africa that advocates a leading role for customary tenure in land governance, an almost irreversible process that can possibly be best described as ‘neo-liberalisation of customary tenure’ has been quietly working its way across much of sub-Saharan Africa.

AFRA is a land rights advocacy non-governmental organisation (NGO) working since to support marginalised black rural people, with a focus on farm are working towards an inclusive, gender equitable society where rights are valued, realised and protected, essential services are delivered, and land tenure is secure.

Landesa works to secure land rights for the world's poorest people - those billion chiefly rural people who live on less than two dollars a day. Landesa partners with developing country governments to design and implement laws, policies, and programs concerning land that provide opportunity, further economic growth, and promote social justice.

Land titling and agricultural production in Africa 10 Putting the land titling issue in perspective in Africa 12 3. The status of tenure in the former homelands 15 in law of de facto land rights in order to verify and secure these rights for people who already have a. A4: Secure property rights offer a way forward for the majority of the developing world’s smallholders—mostly women—to achieve independence and begin to escape poverty.

Women, however, own less than 1 percent of the land in Africa. The relationship between land rights, ethnicity, and violence in Africa is complicated - and we can't fix national conflicts without understanding their local causes. need land and those who are not secure on the land they live on.

It entails sa tisfying that need for the landless to acquire land and have resources to sustain a livelihood. Constitutional Provisions The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa guarantees equal access to land for all the citizens. Women secure land in communal areas through their relationship with a man as a sister, mother, niece, aunt or wife.

Men on the other hand are eligible for customary land rights on marriage and inheritance. The gender bias in land governance and allocation renders women's land holdings insecure. Discussing the issues at the heart of the land question in South Africa, this reference focuses on how to reverse the dispossessed land of the indigenous peoples and how a large-scale redistribution of land can contribute to the transformation of the economy and the reduction of poverty, both rural, and urban.

Debating these issues, this reference discusses a land reform program that made. Women’s Land Rights in Southern Africa The Women’s Land Rights in Southern Africa Project (WOLAR) is aimed at enhancing women’s access to, ownership of, control over land and other productive resources and services in order to meet their basic livelihood needs and become more economically independent and secure.

The project targets rural. Secure access to land and secure use of land, for housing- agricultural- and other purposes is one of the cornerstones of making sustainable, positive development possible.

As ZOA provides relief, hope and recovery to people impacted by conflicts and disasters, addressing land rights issues will need to be a permanent point of attention in our.

The standard approach to land issues is to consider that private property rights are more efficient because they encourage investment. Therefore, it is imperative to institute modern land rights to meet agricultural challenges in sub-Saharan Africa.

Other authors stress the importance of the social role of customary law in farming communities. Economic and social rights - right to education, to have access to land, adequate housing, health care services, sufficient food, water and social security, including social assistance for the poor, and environmental rights.

Children's socio-economic rights - basic nutrition, shelter, basic health care services and social services. WJ du Plessis, African Indigenous Land Rights in a Private Ownership Paradigm, PER,Vol No: 7, pp).

This demonstrates the importance of land dispossession in creating a racially and spatially divided South Africa. The Impact of International Treaties on Land and Resource Rights: in Munyaradzi Saruchera ed., Securing Land and Resource Rights: Pan-African Perspectives (Cape Town: Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies, ), p.

land rights and socio-economic development, peace and security and environment sustainability in Africa. Based on the forgoing, this report is based largely on qualitative information.

Nonetheless it brings together useful information needed to improve women’s land rights in Africa Women’s Land Rights in the Development Context. Dr Tobias Takavarasha, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Representative for South Africa, said at a workshop on Governing land for women and men in the context of the Voluntary Guidelines of the Responsible Governance of Tenure in October“Women’s land rights are one of the most critical parts of the post agenda.

"For the billions of the world’s rural poor, land security must be seen as a necessary precon­dition for the realization of other internationally protected human rights.”5 Despite this, land rights issues have rarely been addressed from an international human rights perspective.

This is in part due to the fact that land is­sues are very. Access to land 16 Tenure security 18 LAND TENURE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN DESIGN OF PROJECTS 23 Environmental issues 23 Gender issues 25 Conflict, migration and resolution processes 27 The inter-relationship between issues 30 5.

HOW LAND TENURE CAN BE CONSIDERED IN PROJECT DESIGN 33 Analysis of land tenure 33 Timing of land tenure inputs The battle of land rights between all the role-players in South Africa is too complex to go into with this article.

In brief after the “Boer War” ended inthe rapid changes of land possession and ownership of many settlers from many nationalities and the land controlled by original black tribes of South Africa caused an almost. 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.

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