Understanding rural land markets in West Africa

Wednesday, 1st November 2017

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.

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Lutte contre l’accaparement de terres et récupération de terres litigieuses par des paysans organisés_Photo credit CICODEV

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...

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Lutte contre l’accaparement de terres et récupération de terres litigieuses par des paysans organisés
Case Studies

A peasant movement tackles land grabbing and reclaims disputed land

Author: 
Amadou Cheilkh Kanoute (CICODEV) et Clara Lapeyre (ILC)
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Call for Applications - Learning Route on Securing Land and Water Rights: the cases of Senegal and Mauritania

Deadline: 
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...

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Learning Route: "Mechanisms and innovative tools to promote inclusive agricultural value chains: experiences of Senegal"

Deadline: 
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...

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Policy & Technical Briefs

Land Matrix Large Scale Land Acquisitions Profile: Senegal

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IIED - Land investments, accountability and the law: lessons from Senegal
Members' Resources

IIED - Land investments, accountability and the law: lessons from Senegal

Author: 
Mamadou Fall and Moustapha Ngaido
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IIED - Land investments, accountability and the law: Lessons from West Africa
Members' Resources

IIED - Land investments, accountability and the law: Lessons from West Africa

Author: 
Lorenzo Cotula, Giedre Jokubauskaite
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Discussion & Research Papers

Framing the Debate: Islamic Inheritance Laws and Their Impact on Rural Women

Author: 
Frida Khan
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Kaneez Akhtar weeds her spinach field in her village Jandal, Kotli district, AJK (Azad Jammu Kashmir), Pakistan ©IFAD/Asad Zaidi

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.

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