African land institutions make community land rights their priority
Patrick Kipalu, Director Africa Program-RRI
Thursday, 5th September 2019
Spurred by international policy commitments and growing demand from their constituencies, African land institutions are looking to place community land rights at the centre of national development agendas.
Decentralised and simplified land management addresses the administrative bottlenecks to securing rural land in Madagascar
The introduction of a decentralised and simplified land management system at municipal level has significantly reduced the regulatory burden of securing tenure of rural land parcels. Cost and time of land tenure registration have been reduced from USD 500 to USD 14, and from 6 years to 7 months...
Group certification and identification of plots by local communities
The Malagasy land reform of 2005 and 2015 (decentralization of land management) led local communities to organize themselves to strengthen their land security. Meetings, discussions and awareness-raising have led to the implementation of a land census and group certification strategy. It is...