Land registration usage theory : a case study in Ghana

Abstract: The paper presents a 3-stage theory to examine why and how people register or choose not to register their land, using a case from the outskirts of Accra. The situation mirrored the one elsewhere in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa. Land sales have benefited few and leaders have manipulated the rules. Author(s): Barry, Michael; Roux,…

Rural land management in the Senegal River valley

Abstract: This paper reviews the existing legal framework and land tenure systems in the Senegal valley, analyses access to land, lists the local land management practices and shows certain departures from good land management practice. It also makes recommendations for remedying the departures observed. Author(s): Lestang, Jean Philippe Source(s): , 21 p., ill., maps, tabs…

From international land deals to local informal agreements : regulations of and local reactions to agricultural investments in Madagascar : draft conference paper

Abstract: This article analyses the dynamics of local politics within the framework of large-scale farmland acquisition projects in Madagascar, using the case of the 1.3 million ha land acquisition by Daewoo for export of palm oil and maize to South Korea. Author(s): Perrine, Burnod Source(s): , 16 p. draft Published: 2011 Erasmus university Rotterdam (EUR).…

Titling against grabbing? : critiques and conundrums around land formalisation in southeast Asia : paper

Abstract: This paper draws on land titling experience in several South-East Asian countries to illustrate some of the problems and the ways in which land titling is understood by different actors vis-a-vis issues of security of tenure. Author(s): Hirsch, Philip Source(s): , 17 p. Published: 2011 Erasmus university Rotterdam (EUR). International institute of social studies…

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,…

Understanding land investment deals in Africa : FAQs on how land grabs contribute to hunger and conflict

Abstract: According to the Oakland Institute, land grabs – largely unregulated land deals involving foreign corporations – continue to be promoted as a development solution for African nations.These deals create additional food insecurity, fail to deliver jobs and biofuel, and impoverish nations. Author(s): Source(s): , [5] p. Published: 2011 Oakland institute], [Oakland, CA (English ISBN/ISSN:…

Agr[ar]ian change below the radar screen : rising farmland acquisitions by domestic investors in west Africa : what are the implications for food production and smallholder farming?

Abstract: A 2010 survey in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger determined the scale of land acquisition by domestic investors in West Africa. Most acquisitions took place after 2000. Most investors are urban. Formal tenure on customary land is difficult. A move to involve smallholders should be encouraged. Author(s): Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Nelen, Joost; Traoré,…