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Peer-reviewed publication
August 2020
Central African Republic
Guinea
Kenya
Mali
Tanzania
Uganda
United States of America
Eastern Africa

An increasing number of African States are recognizing customary land tenure. Yet, there is a lack of research on how community rights are recognized in legal and policy frameworks, how they are implemented in practice, and how to include marginalized groups.

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Reports & Research
August 2020
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa

This initiative's goal was to develop and disseminate innovative tools and approaches to strengthen tenure security in target communities using low-cost and gender-sensitive technologies. IFAD and UN-Habitat worked together to improve knowledge management and to build the capacity of IFAD staff and partners working on IFAD-supported projects and programmes. 

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2020
Eastern Africa
Mozambique

This Briefing Paper is based on the outcomes and lessons from projects recently completed in Mozambique, funded by DFID’s LEGEND programme, wider analysis conducted by that programme, and the knowledge and practical experience of the authors. The briefing is a summary of a longer Policy & Practice Paper by Norfolk, S., Quan, J. & D.

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2020
Eastern Africa
Mozambique

One of the key aspects of the Mozambican legal framework for land is that Mozambican nationals can acquire tenure rights through inheritance, via peaceful occupation or through customary channels These usufruct tenure rights, known by the Portuguese acronym ‘DUAT’ (Direito de Uso e Aproveitamento da Terra), can be held individually or jointly.

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Training Resources & Tools
January 2020
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Eastern Africa
Uganda

Land in Uganda is a delicate resource that has caused many conflicts over the past years. About 80% of pending court cases in the country relate to land today. Looking at the country’s violent history, a rising population and increasing impact of climate change on agriculture productivity, land rights in Uganda are contested to this day.

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Training Resources & Tools
January 2020
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Eastern Africa
Uganda

With the current population of 40 million and 213 inhabitants per km², Uganda is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa. Yet land is a fixed asset. Of all the land in Uganda, approximately 80% of the land area is administered under customary tenure system and approximately 5% only is titled under Mailo, leasehold and freehold tenure.

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Training Resources & Tools
January 2020
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Eastern Africa
Uganda

Uganda   has  been  struggling  to  maintain   a conventional (European-type) land administration system for a long time  but has faced many  challenges   including  lack of funding, inadequate skill force and long- winded procedures. Up to present, the country has only managed to record less than 20 per cent of the land rights.

Training Resources & Tools
December 2019
Ethiopia
Kenya
Eastern Africa

This Template is designed for standardized description of Sustainable Livestock Management Options by Context (SLiM OxC), in which sustainable livestock management option and its social, economic and ecological contexts are systematically characterized.

Institutional & promotional materials
October 2019
Burkina Faso
China
Ethiopia
Indonesia
Vietnam
Western Africa
Eastern Africa
Eastern Asia
South-Eastern Asia

Modelling socio-ecological systems, in which social and ecological systems interact each other and co-evolve, are useful for supporting decisions in managing landscape ecosystems.

Institutional & promotional materials
August 2019
Ethiopia
Kenya
Mali
Niger
Tanzania
Western Africa
Eastern Africa

Restoration of degraded land for food security and poverty reduction in East Africa and the Sahel: taking successes in land restoration to scale project brochure.

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