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Western Africa

By: Ian Allison
Date: August 31st 2016
Source: International Business Times

Blockchain-based Bitland is looking to address the unregistered land issue in West Africa.

The creation of decentralised databases for land titles on a public ledger is a compelling use case for blockchain technology. It has been predicted as a major step forward for developing countries plagued with land disputes and corruption around real estate.

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Middle Africa
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Nigeria
Western Africa

The farmer and the cowman, the musical Oklahoma tells us, should be friends. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, a remarkable young African woman who campaigns for land rights for her pastoralist Mbororo people, would agree.

She believes grazing and cultivating communities can benefit each other, in a traditional seasonal synergy. “It starts with cowshit,” she explains disarmingly. The dung dropped by the Mbororo’s cattle, roaming vast areas across Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and the Central African Republic, is an essential source of fertility for crops after they have moved on.

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