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Land has played a critical role in Tanzania’s historic trajectory. Current land tenure frameworks, resource governance, and related conflicts are closely intertwined with current neoliberal policies and land accumulation by foreign companies and domestic elites as well as dynamics of the (pre-)colonial period.
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Confident Gender and Land Champions

Confident Gender and Land Champions - New WOLTS Paper Published

23 May 2023

Latest paper from the WOLTS team offers new evidence of a sustainable approach to securing land rights for women and communities 

Tanzanian Government Resorts to Cattle Seizures to Further Restrict Livelihoods of Maasai Pastoralists

24 January 2023

The government of Tanzania is further escalating the pressure on the Maasai to forcve them out of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area  by seizing their cattle. Once captured, the cattle are auctioned off and exported from the area, unless the owners manage to get it back by paying a ransom to the…

Land rental payments increase as grace period expires

Land rent collection up by 50 per cent

11 December 2022

In Tanzania the grace period for land rent defaulters expires on December 31, 2022. The Ministry of Land, Housing and Human Settlement reports increased monthly collection with  payment of land rents and fees increasing between 40-60 per cent.



Tanzania is seen as “East Africa’s food forte” and its rich natural resources as well as its policy drive towards commercial agriculture attract land-related investments, such as in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT)

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So much has changed since I became a gender and land champion

So much has changed since I became a gender and land champion

29 September 2023

Traditional Maasai leader Milya shares how confident he has become in defending women's land rights after training as a gender and land champion.

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Women and Community Land Rights: Investing in Local Champions

Women and Community Land Rights: Investing in Local Champions

  Women’s Land Tenure Security (WOLTS) is a practical action-research project on gender and land, led by development consultants Mokoro. For more than five years WOLTS has collaborated with local partners People Centered Conservation (PCC) in Mongolia and HakiMadini in Tanzania, investigating the…

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Growing the Field

1 January 2023