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History and evolution of land tenure and administration in West Africa

Michael Mortimore

History and evolution of land tenure and administration in West Africa

by Michael Mortimore

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Published by International Institute for Environment and Development in London .
Written in English


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StatementMichael Mortimore.
SeriesIIED Drylands Programme Issue Paper -- 71
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Open LibraryOL22834075M

Land tenure and conflict propagation: critical geopolitics from the rural grassroots in North Kivu (Democratic Republic of Congo). Cahiers de géographie du Québec, Vol. 60, Issue. , p. Cahiers de géographie du Québec, Vol. 60, Issue. , by: FAO Land tenure and land policy, FAO, Rome, , 59 pages. Fall (Rokhaya); Women and Power in North Senegambian societies, in Africa Zamani, n – 2, July , pp. ; Faure (Armelle); Lappropriation private in rural areas. Land policies and local practices in Burkina Faso, London, IIED, in October , 16 pages.

Carl B. Greenidge, Empowering a Peasantry in a Caribbean Context: The Case of Land Settlement Schemes in Guyana, , Kingston: The University of the West Indies Press, , xxxii + by: 1. Downloadable (with restrictions)! Summary This paper discusses the interface of anthropological research on land with policy positions across formative periods--from the colonial period through to the present as land tenure reform has repeatedly become a development priority; and recent research on intensifying competition over land, its intersection with competition over legitimate .

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History and evolution of land tenure and administration in West Africa by Michael Mortimore Download PDF EPUB FB2

History and evolution of land tenure and administration in West Africa. London: International Institute for Environment and Development, [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Michael Mortimore.

This paper focuses on the evolution of land tenure in Anglophone West Africa, although it also tries to encompass broader questions of access to natural resources.

It considers first of all tenure relations as the British found them in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Gambia at the beginning of the 20th by: In common law systems, land tenure is the legal regime in which land is owned by an individual, who is said to "hold" the land.

It determines who can use land, for how long and under what conditions. Tenure may be based both on official laws and policies, and on informal customs.

The paper argues that land ownership structure in Nigeria has evolved over the years until when a single land policy document, otherwise known as the Land Use Act of was established to.

Land tenure may be defined as the terms and conditions on which land is held, used and transacted. Land tenure reform refers to a planned change in the terms and conditions (e.g.

the adjustment of the terms of contracts between land owners and tenants, or the conversion of more informal tenancy into formal property rights).

The Republic of Ghana is named after the medieval West African Ghana Empire. The empire became known in Europe and Arabia as the Ghana Empire after the title of its emperor, the Ghana.

The Empire appears to have broken up following the conquest by the Almoravid General Abu-Bakr Ibn-Umar.A reduced kingdom continued to exist after Almoravid rule ended.

While this evolution of customary tenure directly reflects Platteau's (Platteau's (, evolutionary thesis on land rights development in sub-region 3.

THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF LAND REFORM IN SOUTH AFRICA AND EARLY POLICIES. HJ Kloppers and GJ Pienaar*. SUMMARY. The need for the current land reform programme arose from the racially discriminatory laws and practices which were in place for the largest part of the twentieth century, especially those related to land ownership.

John M. Ashley, in Food Security in the Developing World, Introduction. Land tenure is a complex social institution which governs the relationship among people with regard to assets such as land, water bodies and forests. It can have a legal or customary basis, or both. Access to land for the rural poor is often based on custom rather than title deed.

The land revenue of Bombay; a history of its administration, rise, and progress, (London, W. Allen & co., limited, ), by Alexander Rogers (page images at HathiTrust; US access only) The ownership, tenure and taxation of land: some facts, fallacies and proposals relating thereto / (London: Macmillan, ), by Thomas Palmer Whittaker.

" Among others see David Attwood, ‘Land registration in Africa: the impact on agricultural production', World Development18, 5 (), pp. ; John Bruce and S. Mighot-Adholla, Searching for Land Tenure Security in Africa (World Bank, Washington, DC, ); Angelique Haugerud, ‘Land tenure and agrarian change in Kenya', Africa59, 1 (), Cited by: Hybrid land tenure administration occurs in a number of South Africa’s state-subsidised housing projects and in the informal settlements from which the housing beneficiaries tend to be drawn.

Ownership is the tenure form in most of these housing projects. Under ownership the law only recognises registered land : Michael Barry. It focuses on Igbo traditions relating to land tenure.

Evidence is presented that a communal approach to land tenure was followed in this region, prior to the introduction of colonial influences such as advances in agricultural technology derived from scientific discoveries, or capitalistic economic capabilities.

South Africa is a country of many cultures, known by its citizens as the Rainbow Nation. The aboriginal indigenous people – the San Bushmen and Khoikhoi (collectively known as Khoisan) were joined by an influx of Bantu and Europeans to.

The Marketing and Unbeneficial Land Occupation Act No 26 of This Act debars Indians from holding seats on regulatory boards. It also controls imports and exports to South Africa. The Native Administration Amendment Act No 9 of The Industrial Conciliation Act No 36 of This Act introduces the colour bar in trade unions.

History of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control in Nigeria from Pre-Colonial Time to by E.U. Nwa This is the West African contribution to a series of regional studies, some twenty years in the making, on the history of irrigation, commissioned by the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage.

HIST World History to Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. (HIST ) World History to Development of major world societies in the premodern era; emergence of agrarian-based modes of production, political states, religious economy and a global division of systems; Eurasian world system and the civilizations of Africa and the Americas.

Timeline of Land Dispossession and Segregation in South Africa Chief Maqoma The nineteenth century was a period of several events whose socio-political and economic impact profoundly changed South Africa and the African continent. Land reform (also agrarian reform, though that can have a broader meaning) involves the changing of laws, regulations or customs regarding land ownership.

Land reform may consist of a government-initiated or government-backed property redistribution, generally of agricultural reform can, therefore, refer to transfer of ownership from the more powerful to the.

Located in West Africa and bordering the Atlantic, Nigeria is a big country that occupiessquare miles with a total population of a is abundant in natural resources like coal, gold, lead, iron, salt, copper, and zinc, but it is best known as a big producer of oil.

Thanks to its size, population, and resources, Nigeria is dubbed as “the giant of Africa”. Apartheid (South African English: / ə ˈ p ɑːr t eɪ d /; Afrikaans: [aˈpartɦɛit], segregation; lit. "aparthood") was a system of institutionalised racial segregation that existed in South Africa and South West Africa (now Namibia) from until the early s.

Apartheid was characterised by an authoritarian political culture based on baasskap (or white supremacy), which ensured that. Constantinople is an ancient city in modern-day Turkey that’s now known as Istanbul.

First settled in the seventh century B.C., Constantinople developed into a.LAND TENURE. Liana Vardi. Types of property and patterns of landownership might, on the surface, seem to belong less to social history than to economic history, describing the distribution over time and space of small and large farms, or to legal history as a branch of contract law.