Land Reform Processes in West Africa

This document contains a review of land reform processes in West African countries. It presents the recent initiatives carried out by regional organisations in support of land reform in the context of regional policies on agriculture, natural resource management, conflict prevention and security. It provides background information on reform processes occurring on the ground as of early-2006. It briefly describes how external partners have provided support to (African) land reform processes. Based on field observations and consultations, it outlines the key principles, contents and stakes of current reforms with a view to laying the foundation for further debate on land reform in the region.