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Mauritania

Located in northwest Africa, more than three quarters of Mauritania are desert or semi-desert. Only 0.5% of the country’s land is considered useful for agriculture which equals 502,000 ha [1]. Nonetheless, the rural sector is an important pillar of the Mauritanian economy contributing 17% to the GDP and employing 21% of the working population. 62% of the population depend on agriculture, livestock, and fishing for their livelihoods [2] . The country gained independence from France in 1960. Its colonial past is reflected in its legislation that draws on the French Code.
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About 20 Million Hectares of Land Restored in Great Green Wall

3 November 2020

Close to 20 million hectares of land have already been restored, as part of the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative, according to the implementation report released recently at a virtual meeting of environment ministers from Nigeria, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Sudan,…

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Turning cities’ focus back to land-based finance

29 August 2017

Last month, the South African Independent Electoral Commission announced in frustration that it needs USD 22.9 million to collect addresses ahead of a court-mandated deadline, a problem compounded by the fact that most townships don’t have well-marked street names. Elsewhere, this problem is even…

Saudi agricultural investment abroad - land grab or benign strategy?

By: Kieran Cooke Date: October 5th 2016 Source: Middle East Eye After food costs spike, Saudis spent billions buying up farm land around the world. Who benefits exactly and can the spree continue? hey control rice farms in Ethiopia, Sudan and the Philippines, cattle ranches in California and…

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Land tenure insecurity is relatively high in Mauritania, as many rights holders are unable to register their land individually or collectively