Burkina Faso

Burquina Faso

Enquête sur le foncier : Contribution de Sondé Auguste Coulibaly, Cyber-juriste (spécialiste du droit du cyberespace Africain)

Date: 05 janvier 2017

Source: Le Faso.net

Suite à des constats et plaintes et s’inscrivant dans cette logique populiste en vogue sous la transition, la septième législature a réalisé une prouesse en répondant aux attentes des populations par la mise en place d’une commission d’enquête parlementaire sur le foncier urbain.

The emergence and spreading of an improved traditional soil and water conservation practice in Burkina Faso

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"This paper describes the emergence of improved traditional planting pits (zaï) in Burkina Faso in the early 1980s as well as their advantages, disadvantages and impact. The zaï emerged in a context of recurrent droughts and frequent harvest failures, which triggered farmers to start improving this local practice. Despair triggered experimentation and innovation by farmers. These processes were supported and complemented by external intervention. Between 1985 and 2000 substantial public investment has taken place in soil and water conservation (SWC).

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December 2004

Zoom sur le foncier n° 05/Commune rurale de Boudry: Formalisation des droits, conflits fonciers et gestion de l'information foncière

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Source: ONF-BF

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September 2016
Observatoire du Foncier

Rapport de synthèse/Commission d’enquête parlementaire sur le foncier urbain au Burkina Faso

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Source: InfoWakat.net


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October 2016
African Studies Review
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Burkina Faso : l’Assemblée nationale publie un (sévère) rapport d’enquête sur la gestion du foncier urbain

Date: 17 octobre 2016

Source: Agence Ecofin

Par Souha Touré


Le Burkina se dote d'un Conseil national pour la sécurisation foncière rurale

Date: 06 octobre 2016

Source: Commodafrica

Au Burkina Faso, le dossier foncier avance à petits pas, mais hier a peut-être constitué un grand pas en avant.

U.S., Australia, Canada indigenous land rights laws lag Africa, Latam: mapping study

By: Paola Totaro
Date: August 9th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Burkina Faso

Located in Western Africa, Burkina Faso is a landlocked country to the north of Ghana. Eighty percent of the population is rural, making a living primarily through agriculture, livestock and forestry on small family farms. Cotton is the main cash crop, and cotton and gold are the country’s main exports.

The country is subject to endemic droughts, which along with land use changes, population pressures, and land tenure insecurity have contributed to food shortages. Almost half of the population lives in poverty.

After declaring its independence from France in 1960, land in rural areas was largely governed according to customary law and practices. In 2009, the government adopted the Rural Land Tenure Law, which recognizes customary rules and practices and decentralizes land management.  It also enables legal recognition of individual possession rights and collective land rights, land transfers through inheritance, and land loans. While gender equality is enshrined in the Constitution, rural women’s land rights are constrained by customary practices in which men’s property is passed onto male relatives.

Some of the main land-related issues in the country include: implementation of the new Rural Land Tenure Law, land disputes, climate change, and artisanal mining.