Opposed legalities and collective action in a conflict context : the case of land rights in Darfur

Abstract: This article examines how the internal functioning and interaction of statutory, customary, and Islamic legal regimes regarding land, and their attendant forms of collective action, have become aligned with different with different sides of the war in Darfur. Author(s): Unruh, Jon Source(s): , 21 p. Published: 2012 World bank, Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: /…

Upholding customary land rights through formalization : evidence from Tanzania’s program of land reform

Abstract: The challenges of bringing informal, customary land arrangements into a universal formalized land administration are examined. One of the questions is whether certificates of customary rights of occupancy (CCROs) in Tanzania improve the perceived or real security of tenure for rural peoples? Author(s): Fairley, Elizabeth Source(s): , 27 p., ill., maps, tabs Published: 2012…

Adapting land administration to the institutional framework of customary tenure : the case of peri-urban Ghana

Abstract: Case studies from peri-urban areas in Ghana and participatory GIS are used to demonstrate that customary rights can be recognized by adapting land administration to the institutional framework of customary tenure, provided customary institutions receive sufficient support to undertake LA functions. Author(s): Arko-Adjei, Anthony Source(s): , Sustainable urban areas; 39 255 p., ill., maps,…

Agrarian change below the radar screen : rising farmland acquisitions by domestic investors in west Africa : results from a survey in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger

Abstract: The results of a 2010 survey on the acquisition of rural land by agro-investors in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are presented. It is argued that local and customary authorities, as well as farmer organizations need to screen intentions of presumed investors and build in safeguards. Author(s): Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Nelen, Joost; Traoré,…

Designing a pro poor land recordation system

Abstract: This paper is a first attempt to outline a legally robust cut down affordable land recordation system, which is also one of the tools identified by the Global Land Tool Network as being in the critical path of pro poor land policy implementation. Author(s): Zevenbergen, Jaap; Augustinus, Clarissa Source(s): , 15 p., ill Published:…

Modeling customary land tenure within the national land administration using the social tenure domain model (case study Ulayat land in Minangkabau community, West Sumatra, Indonesia)

Abstract: The case of Minangkabau customary law was used to develop an assimilation approach that could accommodate the various systems of customary tenure of Indonesia within the National Land Administration System (NLAS). The Social Tenure Domain Model has been used as a standard to develop this model. Author(s): Guspriadi, Teddi Source(s): , vii, 72 p.,…

Examining relationships between customary and state institutions in Ghana’s decentralized system

Abstract: The Ghanaian chieftaincy has been resilient to “modernization”—maintaining land rights, allegiance from citizens, and influence in rural communities. This study looks for factors that might explain the state’s deficiency in policy regarding chiefs, also with regard to the development outcome. Author(s): Belden, Cory Source(s): , IFPRI discussion paper; 1030 vi, 30 p., ill., tabs…

The social tenure domain model : a pro-poor land tool

Abstract: The Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) was developed to suit customary and informal tenure, which conventional land administration systems cannot handle. A first prototype can be used to support the land administration of the poor in urban and rural areas. It can be linked to the cadastral system. Author(s): Lemmen, Christiaan Source(s): , FIG…

Customary tenure instititions and good governance

Abstract: Key governance issues within customary land delivery in Ghana are identified (efficiency, equity, accountability, participation, transparency) and a framework for assessing customary tenure institutions for peri-urban land governance is presented. Author(s): Arko-Adjei, Anthony Source(s): , 20 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010 International federation of surveyors (FIG), [Copenhagen] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.fig.net/pub/monthly_articles/september_2010/september_2010_arkoadjei_et_al.pdf