Most literature on land tenure in sub-Saharan Africa has presented women as a homogenous group. This study uses evidence from Ghana, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe to show that women have differentiated problems, needs, and statuses in their quest for land access and tenure security. It illustrates how women-to-women differences influence women’s access to land. By investigating differentiations in women’s land tenure in the three countries, the study identifies multiple and somewhat interlinked ways in which differentiations exist in women’s land tenure. It achieved some key outcomes.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationFebruary, 2019Sub-Saharan Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2004Africa
This report is the first in a series of research studies that the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will produce with a view to improving the understanding of the links between land tenure systems and sustainable development in Africa. In a continent where 80 percent of the population relies on agriculture for their livelihood, the formulation and implementation of appropriate land policies is a paramount factor in poverty reduction strategies. Research is therefore needed to help policymakers take learned decisions when addressing land tenure issues.
Library ResourceRegulationsNovember, 2016Namibia
These Regulations, made in terms of section 45 of the Communal Land Reform Act, concern the application for and the registration of an occupational land right. An application for an occupational land right is made in the form of Form E as set out in Annexure 1 to the communal land board. An occupational land right was introduced in the principal Act by the Communal Land Reform Amendment Act, 2013 and means a right to occupy a portion of communal land for the provision of public services granted under section 36A.
Library ResourceRegulationsMarch, 2003Namibia
These Regulations, made in terms of section 45 of the Communal Land Reform Act, provide with respect to a wide variety of matters concerning communal land and communal land rights. Part I deals with (application for) customary land rights. It specifies the maximum size of land that may be held under customary land right and specifies particulars pertaining to allocation of customary land right.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsMay, 2017Global
This event, hosted at ODI in London, was convened to discuss the use of new technologies to map and document land rights, and their impact on land registration and administration, and pr
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesLegislationNational PoliciesMarch, 2015Kenya
The Land Act, 2012
The Land Registration Act, 2012
The National Land Commission Act, 2012
The Environment & Land Court Act, 2011
The Urban Areas & Cities Act, 2011
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2012Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Nigeria, Americas
Los programas de atención a la reducción de emisiones provenientes de la deforestación o degradación de los ecosistemas, como es el caso de REDD+ y otros programas de incentivos forestales como son los pagos por servicios ambientales (PSA), podrían constituir una oportunidad para el fortalecimiento de los procesos de conservación, aprovechamiento sustentable y reducción de la pobreza en la región mesoamericana, y en particular en los territorios y comunidades indígenas.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Bangladesh, Lithuania, Zambia, Mali, Chile, Guatemala, Latvia, Malawi, Thailand, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam, Italy, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Africa
Increasing women’s access to land is crucial to fight hunger and poverty. However, gender disparities in land access remain significant in most countries, regardless of their level of development. A new FAO database helps to understand the factors that prevent women from accessing land; and to design better policies to effectively address this situation.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, Chile, Guatemala, Bolivia, Austria, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Netherlands, Argentina, Paraguay, Mexico, Americas
Land Tenure Working Paper 18. Presents the main themes that characterize the governance in land tenure and analyses the aspects related to the evolution of agricultural policy issues in various Central American countries. It also offers some examples and lessons learned from new models of land administration and land access mechanisms that Central American governments and International Cooperation have fostered over the past fifteen years in the Region. Available in Spanish
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Honduras, Nigeria, United States of America, Spain, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Germany, Indonesia, Norway, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Panama, Switzerland, Nicaragua, Belize, Italy, Ecuador, Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, Americas
Programmes to reduce emissions from deforestation and ecosystem degradation, such as REDD+ and other forestry incentive programmes, including Payment for Environmental Services (PES), could represent an opportunity to strengthen processes of conservation, sustainable usage and poverty reduction in the Mesoamerican region, particularly in indigenous territories and communities.
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