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Changes in 'Customary' Land Tenure Systems in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Cotula, Lorenzo
dc.contributor.editor Cotula, Lorenzo
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-16T19:48:52Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-16T19:48:52Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6103
dc.description.abstract "Across rural Africa, land legislation struggles to be properly implemented, and most resource users gain access to land on the basis of local land tenure systems. These usually involve diverse combinations of 'statutory' and 'customary' entitlements, and multiple and overlapping rights over the same resource. In recent years, earlier emphasis on replacing 'customary' with 'modern' tenure systems has given way to a recognition that land policies and laws must build on local practice. Several African countries have recently adopted legislation that provides (some degree of) protection for local land rights. This shift in policy thinking raises the need better to understand what is happening to land tenure systems on the ground." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject local governance and politics en_US
dc.title Changes in 'Customary' Land Tenure Systems in Africa en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.identifier.citationpubloc London en_US


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