Changes in 'Customary' Land Tenure Systems in Africa

dc.contributor.authorCotula, Lorenzo
dc.contributor.editorCotula, Lorenzo
dc.coverage.regionAfricaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-16T19:48:52Z
dc.date.available2010-08-16T19:48:52Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
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.identifier.citationpublocLondonen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/6103
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherInternational Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)en_US
dc.subjectland tenure and useen_US
dc.subjectlocal governance and politicsen_US
dc.subject.sectorLand Tenure & Useen_US
dc.titleChanges in 'Customary' Land Tenure Systems in Africaen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.type.methodologyCase Studyen_US
dc.type.publishedpublisheden_US
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