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Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2012
Nigeria

Among the main objectives of the Nigerian Land Use Decree of 1978 were:
1) reducing land conflicts among citizens; 2) unifying and simplifying land
tenure concepts and land administration procedures throughout the country;
3) achieving a more equitable distribution of and access to land rights for all

Institutional & promotional materials
September 2011
Global

More than two billion hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded landscapes are likely to offer potential for restoration — a vast opportunity to reduce poverty, improve food security, reduce climate change, and conserve biodiversity

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2011
Africa

This lesson brief explores the multiple independent phenomena that affect relationships between farmers and herders, as well as the nature of their conflicts over natural resources in Mali. It is part of the 

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2011
Africa

This lesson brief discusses the stratutory, customary, and religious frameworks governing women's rights to land in Mali and offers suggestions as to how these rights might be strenghtened.  It is part of the 

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2011
Africa

This lesson brief discusses projects developed to reinvigorate the process of land registration formalization in peri-urban Ghana, their impacts, and the risks of unintended consequences for wo

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