Land Reform in Cameroon: Common Position Paper on Civil Society Organizations

Since 2012, the Cameroon's government, through the Ministry of State Property, Surveys and Land Tenure is leading a process of land policy reform, which is expected to improve the land governance framework of the country, and render it more adapted to the present global and national context. 

Cameroon has the ambition of becoming an emerging country by 2035. The strategy for growth and employment drawn up for this purpose, confers a central place in the development of energy, road, port, and railway infrastructures, diversification of economic and trade exchanges, increase of agricultural production, and exploitation of natural resources. These objectives cannot be achieved without a Land Act capable of meeting the requirements of the economic policy and the expectations of all stakeholders (administrations, regional and local authorities, national and foreign investors, civil society organizations, local and indigenous populations).