A neglected area in the literature on structural poverty is changing land tenure relations and the disconnect with planning frameworks, which lock particular areas into „vicious‟ cycles of poverty. These areas include some tribal authority, “black freehold” and land reform areas. In this paper, we focus on the case study of Cornfields, a black freehold area and an early land reform project.
THIS report is based on research undertaken by AFRA in 2002/3. The process of compiling the information included an extensive literature review, workshops with the forest dwellers and interviews with various stakeholders. A number of issues were considered and a large volume of literature and workshop reports on these exists in AFRA's offices. These are available on request. The Department of Regional and Land Affairs commissioned a similar study in 1993 when the state was attempting to lure people out of the forest following the 1988 "invasion".
This article was submitted for the UN Economic Commission for Africa “2017 Conference on Land Policy in Africa” Nov. 14-17 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
This article sheds light on a series of events that triggered escalating tensions over land and resources in the coastal communities of Lagos, Nigeria. This article provides an in-depth analysis of Nigeria’s laws on expropriation and the processes of acquiring land and compensating landholders in the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ) case. Specifically, the analysis addresses the following research questions:
Date: 5 octobre 2017
Source: Foncier & Développement
Depuis le début des années 2000, le contexte africain du développement est marqué par une augmentation de la pression sur les ressources naturelles, du fait de la croissance démographique de l’Afrique et de la demande mondiale. Il en résulte notamment des destructions environnementales, des tensions foncières et des conflits.
Autor:jornal La Repubblica/ IHU On Line
Quando degustamos a nossa barra de chocolate, milhares de hectares de florestas africanas já desapareceram, matando animais e ecossistemas inteiros. Árvores pertencentes a parques nacionais e zonas que deviam ser protegidas tornaram-se vítimas do desmatamento, para deixar espaço para a indústria do cacau.
This research report presents an assessment of local awareness in the Amajuba District of government's proposed Agri-Park and Agri-Village programmes. It also considers secondary data on international examples of Agri-Parks and Agri-Villages.
The Groningen Centre for Law and Governance (GCLG) and the University of Cape Town collaborated with the Global Land Tool Network and True Price to convene the fourth annual colloquium on Expropriation Law in Cape Town. The annual meetings of this project concentrate on narrowly defined aspects of expropriation, and facilitate discussion amongst international academics and other experts on shared issues in Expropriation Law. The project gives delegates the opportunity to participate on the global platform, alongside leading scholars in the field of expropriation law.