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Afforestation, Land Tenure and Environmental Legislation in Madagascar

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by Alain Bertrand Abstract This combination of three short papers discusses afforestation, land tenure, and environmnetal legislation in Madagascar. The first paper argues that eucalyptus, though not indigenous to Madagscar,… Read More

Le Boisement, le bail, et la législation enviornnementale à Madagascar

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

de Alain Bertrand Résumé Cette combinaison de trois articles courts traite de l’aboisement, le bail, et la législation sur l’environnement à Madagascar. Le premier article soutien que bien que l’eucalyptus… Read More

Women’s Movements, Customary Law, and Land Rights in Africa: The Case of Uganda

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Aili Mari Tripp Abstract Much of the literature on women and land tenure in Africa has viewed the introduction of land titling, registration, and the privatization of land under… Read More

South African Land Reform and the Global Development Industry

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

by Thackwray Driver Abstract Over the past decade, “land issues” have reclaimed centre stage in international development debates, with Hernando De Soto’s influential work on land tenure and capitalism playing… Read More

The Persistence of the Commons: Economic Theory and Community Decision-Making on Land Tenure in Voi , Kenya

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Ellen M. Bassett Abstract Projects to secure land rights for the urban poor have been implemented in Sub-Saharan Africa for thirty years. A recurrent issue is providing sustainable land… Read More

‘We Want to Belong to Our Roots and We Want to be Modern People': New Farmers, Old Claims Around Lake Mutirikwi, Southern Zimbabwe

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Joost Fontein Abstract Based on fieldwork carried out between June 2005 and July 2006, this paper questions common assertions which suggest that recent ‘fast track’ land reform in Zimbabwe… Read More

What is the Matter with African Agriculture?

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Henk Mutsaers and Paul Kleene Abstract The views of forty veterans on sixty years of African agricultural development, published recently in book form, are analyzed against the background of René… Read More

Prognosis of Land Title Formalization in Urban Ghana: The Myth and Reality of Awareness and Relevance

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Kwasi Gyau Baffour Awuah and Felix Nokoi Hammond Abstract While land title formalization is still useful in sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana like many other countries in the sub-region, continues to experience… Read More

What is in a Coconut? An Ethnoecological Analysis of Mining, Social Displacement, Vulnerability, and Development in Rural Kenya

Published: Feb 14th, 2014

by Willice O. Abuya Abstract Studies have shown that corporate-community and state-community conflict in mining communities in Africa revolves around at least four issues: land ownership, “unfair” compensation practices, inequitable… Read More