Ibrahima KA, a researcher at IPAR, a sub-regional think tank based in Dakar, Senegal says West Africa must regulate rural land markets to protect the land rights of vulnerable families in rural communities.
A peasant movement tackles land grabbing and reclaims disputed land
This is the outcome of an advocacy campaign led by CICODEV Africa and the Collectif des Paysans sans Terre de Diokoul against land grabbing in the rural community of Diokoul Ndiawrigne, in Senegal. This 2-year campaign involved 99 farmers from 4 villages and aimed at reclaiming 400 hectares of...
Call for Applications - Learning Route on Securing Land and Water Rights: the cases of Senegal and Mauritania
Friday, February 10, 2017
PROCASUR, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and IPAR (Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurales) are pleased to announce a Learning initiative on Securing Land and Water Rights in irrigation schemes, as part of the cross regional component on Land Tenure Security and...
Learning Route: "Mechanisms and innovative tools to promote inclusive agricultural value chains: experiences of Senegal"
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
PROCASUR and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are pleased to announce a Learning Route initiative on inclusive agricultural value chains which will take place in West and Central Africa, as part of the "Strengthening capacities and tools for scaling and disseminating...
Islamic inheritance laws and rural women, new issue of ILC Framing the Debate series is out
Tuesday, 6th September 2016
«Land rights are particularly important for women’s empowerment and gender equality (…) but they continue to be systematically denied their rights to inheritance, especially in rural areas». The newest issue of ILC’s Framing the Debate series on Islamic inheritance laws and their impact on rural women in Muslim societies finds an interconnected mix of legal, educational, economic, social and political reasons for discriminatory inheritance practices.