Analyses the range of institutional arrangements being used for gaining access to land and natural resources in two regions of southern Benin.
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Library ResourceJanuary, 2001Benin, Sub-Saharan Africa
Library ResourceJanuary, 2001Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa
An overlap in the regulation of access to land and resources between customary and state management systems is causing problems of contradiction and conflict. This report analyses the pros and cons of both systems and makes a series of recommendations.State administration of land is found to have worked against poorer elements in Ghana. Whilst the Lands Commission and other institutions have made some positive achievements there is no evidence of practical benefits for the majority. Compulsory acquisition has resulted in displacement, landlessness and social unrest.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2001Namibia, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa
In a number of developing countries, partnerships between the private sector and local communities are becoming more and more common, especially as communities are increasingly gaining rights to wildlife and other valuable tourism assets on their land through national policy changes on land tenure.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2001Burkina Faso, Sub-Saharan Africa
The paper examines how derived rights have evolved through settlement, loan, rental or purchase contracts and how these arrangements have developed as a result of national policy and socio-economic history. It goes on to examine how the unique circumstances of "established" and "pioneer" farming areas show differing patterns of change in arrangements over time.
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