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Egypt’s total land area is 995,450 km2 while most of the population lives on less than 5% of the land. Only 3.6% of the land is arable and the remaining 96.4% is dominated by a vast desert plateau. By 2030, Egypt’s growing population will reach nearly 120 million. With a growing population and increasing urbanization, the management of land resources has become increasingly complex. Egypt's land governance system is governed by a combination of formal laws, customary practices, and administrative regulations. However, challenges such as informal settlements, and bureaucratic procedures pose significant obstacles to effective land governance. The cultural background related to land tenure is mostly influenced by the Islamic laws.
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Pastoral Land Rights

Uncovering Land Governance Challenges in 9 African Countries: NELGA’s Overview of Pastoralism and Small-Scale Farming

30 January 2023

NELGA has put out nine country profiles about South Sudan, South Africa, Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Egypt, and Mauritania. These profiles give information about pastoralism and small-scale agriculture in these countries.

Tugboats pull a ship in the Suez Canal between the cities of Port Said and Ismailiya, Egypt

Egypt may allocate special area of land to India in Suez Canal Economic Zone

27 January 2023

Egypt may allocate special area of land to India in Suez Canal Economic Zone

Job Opportunity: Project Manager Knowledge Management of the LAND-at-scale Programme at LANDac

11 June 2021

  LANDac is looking for an enthusiastic, goal-oriented Project Manager who has affinity with the field of land governance and development.

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RVO and FAO Round Table on Land Consolidation in the Arab World: Experiences from Egypt, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia

30 March 2021

What are the state-of-the-art and new approaches to land consolidation as part of integrated rural development strategies in North Africa and Near East? That was the main question around which several experts from Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and Turkey joined the FAO/ RVO roundtable discussion…

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Second Arab Land Conference 2021

Second Arab Land Conference 2021

The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt was pleased to announce the Second Arab Land Conference, organized under the patronage of the Egyptian Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities. The Conference was organized by the Housing and Building National Research Centre (HBRC)…