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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2017
    Latvia, Germany

    The main tasks of land consolidation are to eliminate land fragmentation and to facilitate farms of optimal size. One of the most important preconditions of land consolidation is forming of optimal size farmland plots in property and use, and land fragmentation, which has a major impact on both the operating conditions and other rural development processes. Land fragmentation bothers not only land management, but also increases transport costs. During the land reform in the rural areas, land plots in ownership and rented land plots are developed per several land units.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2017
    Global

    In rural parts of the global South, livelihoods are diversifying away from agriculture. Neverthe-less, agriculture typically still remains the backbone of rural life and is usually considered the prime source of economic security, social prestige and self-identity. The task of narrating these somewhat contradictory processes in a conceptually coherent fashion has proven a major challenge for research. This paper responds to this problem by deploying an adapted version ofAndrew Dorward’s schema of households ‘hanging in, stepping up or stepping out’ of their landed interests.

  3. Library Resource

    A review of literature and case studies from sub-Saharan Africa

    Reports & Research
    March, 2017
    Mozambique, Uganda, Ghana, Senegal

    Access to land is at the heart of rural livelihoods. In sub-Saharan Africa, the pace and scale at which land is changing hands are increasing fast. Understanding these changes in land access is crucial if the systems of land governance, the practices of companies and organisations, and the initiatives seeking to influence rural development, are to adapt and have a positive impact.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2017
    Kenya

    While women’s rights to land and property are protected under the Kenyan Constitution of 2010 and in various national statutes, in practice, women remain disadvantaged and discriminated. The main source of restriction is customary laws and practices, which continue to prohibit women from owning or inheriting land and other forms of property.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2017
    Kenya

    Women face many problems with regard to land inheritance and land rights in Kenya. Individual and community land ownership do not favour women. The reason for this is that ownership of land is patrilineal, which means that fathers share land amongst sons, while excluding daughters. This practice is traditionally widespread and partly accepted although it goes against the interest of women and is prohibited by the constitution.

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