Focus on Land in Africa: Mozambique Lesson Brief, Delimitation of Land is Vital | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
January 2011
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Landesa-focusonland-110105

Delimitation is the process of identifying the geographic boundaries of areas of land and preparing a record of that information. This lesson brief explains how delimitation helps communities identify the limits of the area they occupy and prove communities' customary rights to that land. It is part of the Focus on Land in Africa: Land Tenure and Property Rights online educational tool.

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Landesa partners with governments and local organizations to ensure that the world’s poorest families have secure rights over the land they till. Founded as the Rural Development Institute, Landesa has helped more than 105 million poor families gain legal control over their land since 1967. When families have secure rights to land, they can invest in their land to sustainably increase their harvests and reap the benefits—improved nutrition, health, and education—for generations.

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