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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2017
    Ghana

    As gold prices soared from 2008 onwards, tens of thousands of foreign miners, especially from China, entered the small-scale mining sector in Ghana, despite it being ‘reserved for Ghanaian citizens’ by law. A free-for-all ensued in which Ghanaian and Chinese miners engaged in both contestation and collaboration over access to gold, a situation described as ‘out of control’ and a ‘culture of impunity’. Where was the state? This paper addresses the question of how and why pervasive and illicit foreign involvement occurred without earlier state intervention.

  2. Library Resource
    Videos
    August, 2014
    Ghana, Nigeria

    In Big Men, director Rachel Boynton has achieved a tour-de-force of documentary filmmaking. Taking a large, complex and much-contested phenomenon -- the oil business as it is conducted in under-developed countries such as Ghana and Nigeria -- she has crafted an edge-of-your-seat, character-driven drama that is also a clear and enlightening film about the global dealings behind petroleum, a crucial resource that touches everyone's life.

  3. Library Resource
    Thematic Case Study 3

    Lessons from responsible land investment pilots in sub-Saharan Africa, Case Study 3

    Reports & Research
    March, 2020
    Malawi, Mozambique, Western Africa, Ghana, Sierra Leone

    This paper is one of three thematic case studies resulting from a set of pilot projects undertaken jointly by civil society and private business partners from 2016–2019 in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa. These pilots sought to test how private companies could collaborate with civil society organisations and other stakeholders to implement responsible agribusiness investments that recognise and respect community land rights, and to develop innovative tools and approaches that could be adopted and implemented at greater scale.

  4. Library Resource
    Legislation
    January, 1898
    Sierra Leone

    This Ordinance makes provision with respect to the compulsory acquisition of lands for public purposes and compensation for such acquisition to the landowner. It sets out the procedure for such acquisition and subsequent registration of land. The Governor may be required to purchase the rest of a piece of land if only a part was acquired and the rest is rendered useless to the owner. It shall be lawful for the Minister to resell any land purchased under this rule. The Ordinance also makes provision for resolution of disputed regarding compensation, etc.

  5. Library Resource
    Regulations
    Mauritania, Africa, Western Africa

    Le présent décret modifie et remplace les dispositions de l’article 48 du décret n° 2000-089 du 17 juillet 2000.Aux termes de l’article 48 nouveau, les personnes physiques ou morales, ayant acquis sur la base de permis d’occuper un ou plusieurs terrains par achat, échange ou cession gratuite, peuvent régulariser leur situation après paiement des droits d’enregistrement dans les délais prescrits s par le Code General des impôts.

  6. Library Resource
    Regulations
    Mauritania, Africa, Western Africa

    Le présent décret est composé de 143 articles regroupés en dix (10) chapitres) notamment, les dispositions générales (Chapitre I), les organes de gestion domaniale en zone rurale (Chapitre II), les espaces vitaux et réserves foncières (Chapitre III), l’individualisation des droits fonciers collectifs (Chapitre IV), les concessions domaniales rurales (Chapitre V), La gestion des conflits domaniaux (Chapitre), (Chapitre), la constatation des droits sur la terre et régularisation foncière (Chapitre VII), les concessions urbaines (Chapitre VIII), les dispositions transitoires (Chapitre IX), les

  7. Library Resource
    Ghanaian cocoa farmer establishing specially-approved farm boundary pillars under the guidance of a Landmapp field agent (the pillar will be mounted with cement after mapping). Courtesy: Landmapp (www.landmapp.net)

    A CRIG/WCF Collaborative Survey, February 2017

    Reports & Research
    April, 2017
    Ghana

    The Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), with support from the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), performed the Ghana Land Tenure Baseline Survey, the first of its kind survey of tenure rights among cocoa farmers in Ghana. CRIG surveyed almost 1,800 cocoa farmers operating 3,900 cocoa plots regarding various land tenure issues within customary sharecropping arrangements and on owner-managed land. This report describes the findings from the Survey.

  8. Library Resource
    March, 2015
    Mali, Western Africa

    Urban and peri-urban land markets in rapidly expanding West African cities operate within and across different coexisting tenure regimes and involve complex procedures to obtain or make land available for housing. Because a structured framework lacks for the analysis of such systems, this book proposes a systemic approach and applies it to Bamako and its surrounding areas.

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    Empirical evidence from Ondo and Kano states

    Reports & Research
    January, 2014
    Nigeria

    In line with the conventional view that customary land rights impede agricultural development, the traditional tenure system in Nigeria has been perceived to obstruct the achievement of efficient development and agricultural transformation. This led to the Land Use Act (LUA) of 1978.

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