Natural resource tenure in Africa

an overview of key issues and policy options for communal areas in southern Africa by Elizabeth Rihoy

Publisher: Africa Resources Trust, Publisher: IUCN, Publisher: USAID in [Harare]

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Statementby Liz Rihoy.
SeriesPolicy brief
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2002/00149 (H)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3985386M
LC Control Number2001313615

Land tenure basically refers to the system of formal and informal institutions governing people’s relationship with one another and with the land and natural resources on which they depend. Historically, customary land tenure systems that rely on traditional institutions for managing access to communally owned lands have been the dominant. economies on natural resources, and the role the play in conflict. Land-based primary products dominate the exports sector, with minimal value addition to the African economies. In order for the continent to achieve sustainable development, natural resources should be exploited so as to contribute significantly to the well-. contents 2 3 executive summary 5 women, poverty and natural resource management 5 poverty 7 land tenure 9 education 10 health 17 engage women, drive change 17 empowering women to manage natural resources 21 engaging women in natural resource management is good for women 23 engaging women in natural resource management is good for natural resources 24 summary of . Journal for Global Initiatives 3(2) (). pp. BOOKREVIEW Abiodun Alao, Natural Resources and Conflict in Africa: The Tragedy ofEndowment. Rochester, NY: University ofRochester Press, Nurudeen Akinyemi, Kennesaw State University In this book, Abiodun Alao explored the relationship between natural.

Along with transparency in public and corporate management of natural resources, many more such local development efforts are needed across Africa, says UNDP’s Mr. Ohiorhenuan.   Title: Land Tenure Regularization in Rwanda, Author: African Natural Resources Center, Name: Land Tenure Regularization in Rwanda, Length: 44 pages, Page: 39, Published: Issuu company.   Although customary land tenure arrangements across Africa south of the Sahara may have served women relatively well in circumstances where land is deemed abundant, less commodified, and farming subsistence-oriented and less commercial (Ghebru and Lambrecht ; Ghebru and Girmachew , ), adjustments and reforms are needed to meet the. A. Access to land: a local and/or legally recognized right to enter onto and use a physically defined land rights may be obtained through family, group membership, or legally sanctioned processes such as allocation, purchase, inheritance, etc. Access rights are defined in terms of location, time, use, and the individual’s relationship to the community.

  This book examines the connections between natural resources, tourism and community livelihood practices in Southern Africa, highlighting the successes and constraints experienced over the last 50 years. Questioning how natural resources, tourism and community livelihoods relations can positively contribute towards development efforts, this book adopts an . Karol served as Land Tenure and Resource Rights Practice Lead at the Cloudburst Group from to working closely with USAID’s Office of Land and Urban. Before that she was a member of the Property Rights group at the Omidyar Network and she served as USAID’s Africa Land Tenure Specialist from

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However, much of what is available in the form of university course books, practical learning manuals and reference materials in NRM is based on experiences from outside Africa. Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa: A Resource Book provides an understanding of the various levels at which NRM issues occur and are being addressed Pages: Overall this book is a significant addition to the debate over resource tenure in sub-Saharan Africa as a whole this volume provides important perspectives on the policies and pitfalls of changing dynamics of tenure in West Africa.' - Leslie C.

Gray in African Affairs 'I. Evolving Land Rights, Policy and Tenure in Africa. Camilla Toulmin, Julian Quan Editors. Book, pages. of how different countries have approached the highly political and sensitive subject of rights to land and other natural Natural resource tenure in Africa book.

Recent innovative land reform programmes are described, and the authors assess the progress made toward. Through a comparison of Asia and Africa, Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management examines the evolution of land tenure institutions within diverse cultural, natural, and policy environments.

Specific topics include the evolution of customary land tenure, the impacts of land tenure policies, and common property management. Land tenure reform has been advocated as an instrument of development in sub-Saharan Africa since before Independence, based on a neoclassical economic model promising greater agricultural productivity as a result of titling.

This in turn, it was suggested, would promote land investments, credit supply and efficient land markets. This book sheds light on a wide variety of tenure situations and sociopolitical backgrounds in West Africa.

Part 1 of the book (chapters ) provides both overall and site-specific analysis of tenure issues from a variety of viewpoints. The chapters range from analysis of national or sectoral policies to the study of how different actors behave in particular contexts.

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Ochola Pascal C. Sanginga Isaac Bekalo. First published by University of Nairobi Press (UONP) Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library University of Nairobi P.O. BoxNairobi. Land and Natural Resource Tenure Security In Selected Countries Of Eastern And Southern Africa: Synthesis Report.

Add Comment. 20 Views. 1 Min Read. Version Download MB File Size 1 File Count June 4, Create Date June 4, Last Updated. Grant Results Sheet: Land and Natural Resources Tenure Security Learning Initiative for East and Southern Africa – Phase 2 (TSLI-ESA 2) July This initiative's goal was to develop and disseminate innovative tools and approaches to strengthen tenure security in target communities using low-cost and gender-sensitive technologies.

This issue brief explores the interface between tenure, governance, and resource management and ways in which USAID can incorporate good tenure governance into natural resource management policies and programs. In looking at the linkages between tenure security and the resource assets of forests, arid and semi-arid grasslands, wildlife, and freshwater and marine resources, this.

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa: A Resource Book provides an understanding of the various levels at which NRM issues occur and are being addressed scientifically, economically, socially and politically.

The book's nine chapters present. Download Environmental Strategies For Land Tenure Community Based Natural Resource Management In Southern Africa full book in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format, get it for read on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Environmental Strategies For Land Tenure Community Based Natural Resource Management In Southern Africa full free pdf books. Managing Natural Resources for Development in East Africa Land rights issues and the link to oil and natural gas exploration.

First, we examine how land. Request PDF | Land Tenure Reforms, Poverty and Natural Resource Management: Conceptual Framework | Land reforms have played a central role in the. South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia, which are concerned with redistribution (or resettlement) and others in East and Southern Africa, where tenure reform is the key issue.

(Palmer, ). A characteristic of current land reform processes, in contrast to those of an earlier generation, is the wider number of actors involved.

natural resource tenure rights in selected Eastern and Southern African countries. In October a no cost extension was granted to allow for the consolidation of the progress made in the. Land Tenure Center's program on tenure issues in natural resource management in sub-Saharan Africa, which is supported by a grant from the Africa Bureau, U.S.

Agency for International Development (AID). Africa Bureau funding is provided through the Land Tenure Center's Coop. Decentralised management of renewable natural resources in Mali / Brehima Kassibo Land tenure & pastoral resources in Northern Yatenga, Burkina Faso / Saidou Sanou Land taxes & charges in Senegal / Felix Tano Compulsory acquisition of land in Ghana: does the constitution open new vistas.

/ Nii Ashie Kotey. Responsibility. The interest shown in the conference and debate on “Land tenure issues and challenges: perspectives on land tenure in Africa”, organised with the Technical Committee on “Land Tenure and Development” on 6 June at the AFD, confirms the belief we have held since the s that land tenure is a crucial issue for public policies on spatial planning, growth and reducing poverty and.

Get this from a library. Tenure in transition: a stakeholders guide to natural resource tenure in southern Africa: community-based natural resource management.

[Elizabeth Rihoy; Southern African Development Community. Natural Resources Management Project.;]. This publication features challenges, strategies and tools for increasing poor people’s access to secure land and natural resources in countries in East and Southern Africa where land and natural resource initiatives have been implemented by governments, civil society, the private sector and other developmental organizations.

Book Description: Rural poverty remains widespread and persistent in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. A group of leading experts critically examines the impact of land tenure reforms on poverty reduction and natural resource management in countries in Africa and Asia with highly diverse historical contexts.

Land is an important natural resource, economically, socially and politically yet a finite resource requiring sustainable utilisation. It is a vital resource to rural communities in Kenya as it is the source of their livelihoods.

1 Kenya has an area of approximatelysq. km, % of which is land. I am happy to report that, for the most part, each essay in The Dynamics of Resource Tenure in West Africa is well researched, well written, and relevant to the general theme.

The book is the outcome of a conference dedicated to the topic, with contributions from African experts from a range of disciplines and covering Anglophone as well.

Introduction. 1 Although the challenges of land conflict in Africa are not new, there have been polarized debates on how to address the varying land claims, most of which have revolved around people-centred reforms and market-centred land regimes (Alden and Anseeuw ).

Because land occupies a central role in many African livelihoods, the growing scarcity of land is often framed within the. natural resources, social, human, and financial capital as well as physical assets (Figure 1.) Land tenure is also important in rural development interventions that use a rights-based approach to programming.

Such programming should ensure that causes which prevent people from enjoying their rights are eliminated or reduced. Bringing together some of the world’s leading thinkers and policy experts in the area of natural resource governance and management in Africa, this volume addresses the most critical policy issues affecting the continent’s ability to manage and govern its precious resources.

The narrative of the book is solutions-driven, as experts weigh on specific issues within the context of Africa’s. Land Tenure Systems and Sustainable Development in Southern Africa ECA/SA/ ii FOREWORD Land is considered the most fundamental resource to the poor and is essential to enabling them to lift themselves out of poverty.

More than 60 percent of the active. For a growing number of countries in Africa the discovery and exploitation of natural resources is a great opportunity, but one accompanied by considerable risks. Countries dependent on oil, gas, and mining have tended to have weaker long-run growth, higher rates of poverty, and greater income inequality than less resource-abundant economies.

For these resource producing economies relative. This book examines the connections between natural resources, tourism and community livelihood practices in Southern Africa, highlighting the successes and constraints experienced over the last 50 years. Through a comparison of Asia and Africa, the evolution of land tenure institutions within diverse cultural, natural, and policy environments is examined.

Specific topics include the evolution of customary land tenure, the impacts of land tenure policies, and common property management.Land and natural resources and large-scale conflict • Left to fester, resource disputes end in violence • 75% of conflicts since s were in agrarian states with customary tenure • Large-scale conflicts linked to grievances: MOTIVE • High-profile resource disputes trigger violence: OPPORTUNITY • Resources in ‘war economy’.Part 2: Land Tenure 62 I.

Overview I. Overview Simply put, land tenure is the way in which people have access to and use land and natural resources. A more detailed definition describes land tenure as “the institutional (political, economic, social, and legal) structure that determines (1) how individuals and groups secure access to land and.