This paper describes some of the experiences of the Plan Foncier Rural (PFR) or Rural Land Plans and what they teach about the more general question of identifying and recording of these rights, including group rights.
Significant progress has been made over the past decade or so in the development of policy and legislation that support the recognition of customary rights to land, with important legal rulings in Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, South Sudan, and South Africa. At the same time, the strengthening of communities’ traditional rights to use resources has progressed through community forest reserves and community conservation areas.
This Concept paper is in reality “a comprehensive road map” towards the realization of a National Spatial Plan. Its preparation is related to the country’s policy framework, the Kenya Vision 2030 and the National Land Policy and goes further to define National Spatial Plan; summarize the challenges that have
arisen due to lack of this plan and the benefits expected from its implementation. The concept elaborates the scope, methodology and an estimated budget for its preparation.
The aim of the Concept Paper is to:
The three day conference held between 16th to 18th June, 2010 at Kenya School of Monetary
Studies was organized by the Department of Physical Planning, which is under the Ministry of
Lands. The conference brought together participants from line Government ministries, State
corporations, civil society, Local Authorities, Regional Development Authorities, Research
This paper presents a discussion of the communal tenure system in Olkiramatian, a group ranch in the southern rangelands of Kenya which has granted the residents the flexibility and choice to pursue diversification alternatives that demand open landscapes.