Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is a sparsely populated country well-endowed with natural resources –land, forests and minerals – that could have accelerated the country’s development. However, the political instability in the Central African Republic has prevented the construction of infrastructure and basic services such as hospitals and schools.

The 2004 Constitution of the Central African Republic provides that all persons have a right to property, and the state and citizens have an obligation to protect those rights. Law No. 63 of 1964 defines the national domain and provides the basis for more specific laws on land tenure and property rights. However, no other laws have been passed after Law No. 63, which remains the only formal law regulating land rights.

Traditionally, women in Central African Republic were engaged in dispute prevention and resolution. Women are considered the family and community members who represent principles of peace and harmony; their judgment is often requested in order to resolve community disputes and facilitate conflict resolution on land-related issues.

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Land area is the total area (1'000 Ha) of the country excluding area under inland water bodies.

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1'000 Ha

Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country

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Number

Rural population refers to the share (%) of people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the ratio between Urban Population and Total Population.

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Percentage

Total spending for agricultural reserch measured measured as a share of the value added from agriculture, forestry and fishing activities

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Percentage

Distribution of agricultural holders by sex (female - Share %) according to the FAO Land and Gender Database.

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Percentage

GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP). PPP GDP is gross domestic product converted to international dollars using purchasing power parity rates.

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PPP$ 2011

Total funding for programmes still ongoing in January 2016 (US $).

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US$ (Current)

Total number of programmes still ongoing in January 2016

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Number

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Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country

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Land area is the total area (1'000 Ha) of the country excluding area under inland water bodies.

Arable land (1'000 Ha) is the land under temporary agricultural crops (multiple-cropped areas are counted only once), temporary meadows for mowing or pasture, land under market and kitchen gardens

Measurement unit
1'000 Ha

It measures the area (1'000 Ha) covered by forest.

Measurement unit
1'000 Ha

Permanent crops (1'000 Ha) - land cultivated with long-term crops which do not have to be replanted for several years (such as cocoa and coffee); land under trees and shrubs producing flowers, such

Measurement unit
1000 Ha

Permanent meadows and pastures - land used permanently (five years or more) to grow herbaceous forage crops, either cultivated or growing wild (wild prairie or grazing land).

Measurement unit
1000 Ha

Infographics

Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure


Legend: National laws adoption of the VGGT principle
  • Fully adopt
  • Partially adopt
  • Not adopted
  • Missing Value

Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.

Disclaimer: The data displayed on the Land Portal is provided by third parties indicated as the data source or as the data provider. The Land Portal team is constantly working to ensure the highest possible standard of data quality and accuracy, yet the data is by its nature approximate and will contain some inaccuracies. The data may contain errors introduced by the data provider(s) and/or by the Land Portal team. In addition, this page allows you to compare data from different sources, but not all indicators are necessarily statistically comparable. The Land Portal Foundation (A) expressly disclaims the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of any data and (B) shall not be liable for any errors, omissions or other defects in, delays or interruptions in such data, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Neither the Land Portal Foundation nor any of its data providers will be liable for any damages relating to your use of the data provided herein.

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Journal Articles & Books
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Les études sur la transhumance ont souvent ciblé les pasteurs – notamment peuls – des zones sahéliennes. Pour en donner une autre perspective, la présente étude a été centrée sur les pratiques de la transhumance dans la zone soudano-sahélienne du Mali en intégrant la perception des agriculteurs et des pasteurs sédentaires concernés par la transhumance dans les zones d’accueil. Les scénarios envisageables pour le futur des systèmes pastoraux ont aussi été analysés. Les données ont été collectées à travers des groupes de discussion et des enquêtes individuelles.

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Meeting Name: African Forestry and Wildlife Commission
Meeting symbol/code: FO:AFWC/2016/4.1
Session: Sess. 20

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Africa

Meeting Name: African Forestry and Wildlife Commission
Meeting symbol/code: FO:AFWC/2016/8.1
Session: Sess. 20

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016
Rwanda
Equatorial Guinea
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United States of America
Madagascar
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Congo
Central African Republic
Senegal
Chad
Gabon
Africa

<p>This brief is based on <a href="http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6399f.pdf"><i>Vivre et se Nourrir de la foret en Afrique centrale</i></a></p> <p> FAO has been supporting Central African countries to identify and implement policy measures to improve food and nutritional security and alleviate poverty by promoting the sustainable management of non-wood forest products for more than one decade.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo
Guinea
Malawi
Cameroon
Kenya
South Africa
Italy
Central African Republic
Senegal
Ethiopia
Togo
Brazil
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Meeting Name: African Forestry and Wildlife Commission
Meeting symbol/code: FO:AFWC/2016/8.2
Session: Sess. 20

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Algeria
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Sub-Saharan Africa
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Prospects for Livestock-Based Livelihoods in Africa’s Drylands examines the challenges and opportunities facing the livestock sector and the people who depend on livestock in the dryland regions of Sub-Saharan Africa.