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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008

    Land ownership, distribution, utilisation and exchange amongst the Digo people of Kenya's lower Coast is done through both formal systems and informal arrangements, 'Rahani'is an informal arrangement that allows landowners to rent out their excess or idle land at a price over an uncertain duration. Using data from several classes of respondents, this paper found that landowners practices 'rahani'to get quick money to attend to immediate domestic, personal and welfare problems.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2005

    This paper looks at issues of gender and tenure in African customary law. It argues that under all systems of law in many African countries, ownership of land and associated resources is very much anchored in patriarchy. It decries the failure to isolate positive aspects of customary law and the preponderance of women-unfriendly customary law which influences statutory and other forms of law. Part II of the paper provides the conceptual and theoretical premises of the paper. It looks at patriarchy, gender and law and their impact on tenure relations emphasising the male dominance.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015

    The adoption and adaptation of enclosures in the arid and semi-arid rangelands of sub-Saharan Africa is driven and
    sustained by a combination of factors. However, reviews indicate that these factors cannot be generalized, as they
    tend to be case specific. A study was therefore conducted to explore the history and reasons for enclosure establishment
    in Chepareria, a formerly degraded communal rangeland in north-western Kenya. While Vi-Agroforestry Organization
    accounting for 52.5 % was the main source of knowledge on enclosure establishment; it has now emerged

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2016

    There has been progress in terms of legislation of land ownership and women rights on the same subject in Kenya and a number of Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations are in the fore front promoting women land ownership. It is noted that women play an integral part in food production for their families however, land tenure system in the rural areas discriminates against women hence very few women own land.

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