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Located in West Africa, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. Agriculture, especially for cocoa and oil palm, is a major driver of the economy, accounting for one-third of the GDP. Approximately 68% of Ghana’s land is used for agriculture and 15% is used as permanent natural pastures.
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More sustainable cocoa with the Asase project in Ghana

More sustainable cocoa with the Asase project in Ghana

21 January 2021

This month, public sector, private sector and civil society organization partners jointly launched the Accessible Soils And Sustainable Environments (ASASE) project in Ghana. Over the coming four years, this groundbreaking initiative will be working towards an environmentally sustainable future for…

Profile: Samuel A. Jinapor, Lands and Natural Resources Minister-designate

Profile: Samuel A. Jinapor, Lands and Natural Resources Minister-designate

21 January 2021

Samuel A. Jinapor is a politician, a dedicated member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and a qualified Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. He graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, and…

Launch of ASASE cocoa sustainability project in Ghana

Launch of ASASE cocoa sustainability project in Ghana

13 January 2021

This month, public sector, private sector and civil society organization partners jointly launched the Accessible Soils And Sustainable Environments (ASASE) project in Ghana. Over the coming four years, this groundbreaking initiative will be working towards an environmentally sustainable future for…

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Customary land tenure is seen as social trust held by stools, skins, or lineages for past, present and future generations living on that land. More than one quarter of the adult population feels insecure about their tenure rights.

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A woman holding her land certificate in rural Zambia. © Jeremy Green

To close the gap in women’s land rights, we need to do a better job of measuring it

6 March 2018

There is broad global agreement that secure property rights help eradicate poverty and that securing women’s land rights reduces gender inequality.

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The Root of Inequality? Customary Tenure and Women’s Rights to Land in West Africa

  Background In much of West Africa, women are considered breadwinners responsible to provide food for the family. However, women do not only own less land but also face manifold obstacles in accessing land through transfers, inheritance, or lease. The tenure security of this groups has been…