Monthly Archives: May 2014

How state limits youth, women access to land in Nigeria

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In Nigeria, access to land by citizens irrespective of age and gender has been through inheritance and acquisition through purchase going by the custom. However with the nationalization of land, which vest control on the state, condition for access to land is determined through Land Use Act.
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Land use and legislation in Ghana

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• Legislation and land laws
Ghana has dual land legislation-statutory and customary, but they operate in parallel manner.
Different land tenure and land management systems coexisting in the country since colonial times have been endorsed by the Constitutions of 1962, 1969, 1979 and 1992.
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Gatte women demand equal access to land in Senegal

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Gatte women demand equal access to land in Senegal
• Land ownership: Men only affair
In Gatte, a village in the rural community of Dangalma located in the borough of Ngoye in the Bambeye region, 25 km north of Diourbel, land is an exclusive preserve of the men. It therefore cannot be inherited by women, a recent study in the area shows.
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Debat: Axes forts du plaidoyer pour une gestion foncière, inclusive, transparente et consensuelle en Afrique de l’Ouest

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Ces ‘Axes forts du plaidoyer pour une gestion foncière, inclusive, transparente et consensuelle en Afrique de l’Ouest’ ont été developpé par Amadou Kanouté pour le compte de hbs. Commentez, ajoutez vos remarques et vos suggestions! Continue reading

Appel à contribution à la plate-forme Land Justice 4WA

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Nous recherchons des contributions de la part des Organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) qui encouragent les communautés à se mobiliser contre le risque de perte de leurs terres dans les transactions foncières opaques auxquelles ils ne sont pas souvent associés. Continue reading

Call for Contributions to Land Justice 4WA

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How to defend communities against land grabbing? Post your videos and photos on our platform!

Land Justice 4 West Africa is a social media platform meant to voice the concerns of farmers, especially women and small holders who are affected by large scale land acquisitions. We are looking for contributions from NGOs who are supporting communities to organize against the threat of losing their land in acquisition deals that were not negotiated in a participatory or transparent manner. Our lead question is: What are best practices to defend the interest of communities – what are the smartest ideas and tools to organize protest and negotiate with investors?
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L’accaparement de terres: Un fait bien réel au pays des Eléphants

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La situation des acquisitions massives de terre est une réalité en Côte d’Ivoire. Ces dernières années, l’on estime à plus de 1.000.000 ha accaparés. Ces terres sont réparties sur l’ensemble du territoire en zone de forêt ainsi qu’en zone de savane.
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DROIT DE PROPRIETE ET ACQUISITION MASSIVE DES TERRES EN COTE D’IVOIRE

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Acquisition, accaparement, cession, ce vocable, associé à « terre » est utilisé par les ONG et les chercheurs pour mettre en évidence le phénomène qui consiste en une mainmise des grandes entreprises sur de grandes étendues de terres.
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International Context of land governance

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International Context of land governance
A Land tenure issue is getting attention on international level. Land is no longer the exclusive right of states at national level. Land tenure is now indisputably across the continent and is supported on international level. The current trend of land internationalization with foreign land investments has revealed more important information in many ways that the legal barriers between international, sub-regional and country order are expected to disappear to give rise to a rational legal harmonization encompassing the different legal spheres in a real legislative syncretism. For now this legal harmonization is in an embryonic state. The international world has a rich texts and collection of instruments on land. But for methodological concern all these texts cannot be covered in this study. A choice is made to meet the challenges of the study. At the international level, specifically within the UN System, several texts relating to land exist, but we will focus on the FAO guidelines. In the African context, these are the preferred texts of the African Union, NGOs as well as ECOWAS.

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POLITIQUE ET LÉGISLATION FONCIERES AU GHANA

POLITIQUE ET LÉGISLATIONS FONCIÈRES AU GHANA

  1. Le cadre réglementaire de la gestion foncière

Un mélange complexe de sources constitutionnelles et législatives est la base de la gouvernance des terres au Ghana, ce qui est principalement le résultat de la coexistence des systèmes fonciers différents : le droit coutumier, le droit statutaire, les dispositions constitutionnelles  et les décisions judiciaires. Gérer ces systèmes pour assurer la sécurité d’occupation pour toutes les couches de la société est un défi pour le système juridique au Ghana. Continue reading