See how the land lies
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CTA. 2001. See how the land lies. Spore 92. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/46144
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Evolving Land Rights, Policy and Tenure in Africa Edited by C Toulmin & J Quan. IIED and DFID, 2000. 324 pp. ISBN 1899825517 GBP 12.50 Euro 19.60 (free to non-OECD)
You ll probably know that there is something like a land-issue in Zimbabwe and South Africa. In most of the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, tenure private or communal ownership, access, laws and rights related to land are also much debated issues. Partly, this has historic reasons. Colonial rule also applying to land superposed local, often customary laws; in the post-independence era land was nationalised by various new governments to foster development, modernisation or re-distribution of resources. Since then, customary systems have been both denied as well as recognised and land has been both privatised as well as nationalised by post-independence governments. Evolving land rights, policy and tenure in Africa presents and discusses these issues and the ongoing land policy debates in various parts of the continent. It describes how different countries have approached this highly political and sensitive subject and explores possible future scenarios. The book will be of interest to those involved in African land matters, from officials in governments to development practitioners, donors, scholars and students. Evolving Land Rights, Policy and Tenure in Africa Edited by C Toulmin & J Quan. IIED and DFID, 2000. 324 pp. ISBN 1899825517 GBP 12.50 Euro 19.60 (free to non-OECD) Drylands programme IIED 3 Endsleigh Street, London, WC1H 0DD, England Email: firstname.lastname@example.org