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Chad is a historical crossroads between North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, with a vast territory of 1,284,000 km2 and an estimated population of 16 million in 2020. The main land issues in this predominantly rural country are frequent droughts, advancing desert, expansion of agricultural land, uncontrolled urbanization, shrinking forest areas, land grabs by elites and oil exploitation. Chad suffers from both high vulnerability to climate change and limited capacity to adapt to it. These land and environmental vulnerabilities are amplified by the weakness of state institutions and high population growth. 
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Additional LAND-at-scale activities in Chad for improved and inclusive land governance

26 February 2024

Through the LAND-at-scale programme there have been several interventions in Chad since 2021, varying from contributing to facilitating inclusive validation of the revised land policy, to supporting women's access to land and empowerment, as well as starting the building blocks for an improved land…

The reopening was chaired on December 21, 2022, by Mahamat Assileck Halata, Minister of Spatial Planning, Housing and Urban Development.

Tchad : le guichet unique des affaires foncières à nouveau opérationnel

22 December 2022

La réouverture a été présidé le 21 décembre 2022, par Mahamat Assileck Halata, ministre de l’Aménagement du territoire, de l’habitat et de l’urbanisme.

Herder-farmer conflict in the Sahel needs a new description: why ‘eco-violence’ fits

13 July 2022

The conflicts between herders and farmers over water and grazing opportunities have been going on for decades.



In southern Chad, in non-Islamic societies, the land has a sacred character: it belongs to the spirits linked to a creator God. Each ethnic group organizes itself on a well-defined space. A covenant is then concluded between the deities of the land on which it is settled and a priest (chief of the land) is appointed to watch over the good relations between these two worlds. 

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Scaling as the way forward: defining and understanding scaling

9 October 2023

Scaling is at the heart of both the name as well as the strategy of LAND-at-scale. Scaling and scaling potential are key in the way the program was designed and is reflected in the three pillars chosen to realize the aim of the program. The first pillar is about scaling successful initiatives and…