Elite land grabbing in Namibian communal areas and its impact on subsistence farmers’ livelihoods | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
septembre 2011
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Includes a history of contested ownership; land use and the law before independence; land reform after independence; communal land enclosures; illegal fencing in Omusati Region; recommendations; conclusion. Argues that government must immediately take action against illegal fencers.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Willem Odendaal


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