Placing land rights at the heart of development

Talking Land

Century-old land title has kept the Xhosa of Zimbabwe together. Busani Bafan, a Zimbabwean journalist specializing on  agriculture and social development issues

Local Liberian community demands benefit sharing from timber concessions 
Ezekiel B. Freeman, Private Investigator, Liberia Customary Land Tenure and Land Rights

Opinion: Assessing South Africa`s New Land Redistribution Policies
Ben Cousins, PLAAS, University of the Western Cape

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Discover unexpected connections between land rights, poverty and development.

Property rights

Whether shaped by customary practices or statutory law, property rights underpin virtually all of development.


Legal reform and market forces are among the factors influencing land and natural resource rights in African countries.