This theme include all information which are not directly related to land issues, but are important to understand the general context in which land dynamics occur. For instance, this theme includes socio-economic, demographic and institutional information.
The International day of Rural Women, which we celebrate today, is an annual event to recognise the role women play in agriculture and rural development.
In Kenya where the foundation of most communities is agriculture and livestock production, women contribute up to 80 per cent of workforce yet they only hold 1 per cent of registered land in their names and around 5-6 per cent of registered titles are held in joint names (Kenya Land Alliance, 2013).
The Uganda National Land Policy (NLP) Implementation Action Plan is a deliberate resolution by the Government of Uganda to address major challenges that have hindered the implementation of land reforms, thereby impeding the optimal utilisation of land for socio-economic development and transformation. Although successive post-independence governments have made numerous efforts to streamline land governance and reconfigure the role of land in national development, the majority of these efforts have failed to address underlying issues and have thus remained unimplemented to date.
Access to land is at the heart of rural livelihoods. In sub-Saharan Africa, the pace and scale at which land is changing hands are increasing fast. Understanding these changes in land access is crucial if the systems of land governance, the practices of companies and organisations, and the initiatives seeking to influence rural development, are to adapt and have a positive impact.
The ways in which people obtain land in Uganda are changing fast. Land that used to be secured through inheritance, gifts or proof of long-term occupancy is now more commonly changing hands in the market. Those with wealth and powerful connections are frequently able to override local rules and gain access to land at the expense of poorer individuals. Government-backed agribusiness investors receive large areas of land with benefits for some local farmers who are able to participate in the schemes, while other smallholders see their land access and livelihoods degraded.
Property rights economically empower women by creating opportunities for earning income, securing their place in the community and ensuring their livelihoods. When women are economically empowered, it spurs development for their families and communities. Property Rights and Gender in Uganda: A Training Toolkit seeks to strengthen understanding of property rights for women and men as equal citizens.
Date: 13 octobre 2017
Source: Galsen 221
Par: Cheikh Mbacké Guissé
«La mafia foncière des Almadies» n’avait pas de limites comme l’écrivait notre confrère ‘’L’Observateur’’. Libération révèle les dessous de cette affaire qui n’a pas épargné les notaires encore moins le ministère du Budget dont le cachet avait été falsifié. A la découverte des As de la délinquance foncière dont les victimes ne se comptent pas.
Date : 12 octobre 2017
Source : Pages Afrik
Par : Sogni Zaou
Le Premier ministre, chef du gouvernement, Clément Mouamba a indiqué, le 10 octobre 2017 à Brazzaville qu’en dehors du pétrole dont le prix est en baisse sur le marché mondial, le Congo dispose d’autres possibilités de mobilisation des recettes, notamment le recours aux ressources de proximité telles les recettes douanières et fiscales sans oublier les secteurs des forêts et du foncier.