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.
This Policy and Practice Paper captures the lessons from recent initiatives that have attempted to turn this situation on its head and leverage the capacities of local institutions to provide land administration services. These include the local mapping and certification of acquired DUAT rights, resulting in the issuance of locally registered certificates, rather than the formal titles.
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"Building a world where people, in particular women, and responsible businesses have secure land tenure rights to invest, thrive and contribute to inclusive and sustainable economic development."
Defender os direitos e interesses dos camponeses, contribuindo para o desenvolvimento associativo e comunitário, com vista a assegurar a posse e o uso sustentáveis da terra e dos recursos naturais às comunidades rurais.
The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of Greenwich is a unique multi-disciplinary centre of excellence. We have an established reputation for delivering high quality research, advice, teaching and training in support of global food security, sustainable development and poverty reduction.
Mozambique based local land service providers and consultants