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Land tenure, land use, and environment in Ghana

Land tenure, land use, and environment in Ghana

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Published by Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research, University of Ghana, Legon in Legon, Ghana .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Land tenure -- Ghana,
  • Land use -- Ghana,
  • Pollution -- Ghana,
  • Environmental protection -- Ghana

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 72-78).

    StatementGeorge Botchie ... [et al.].
    SeriesTechnical publication -- no. 72, Technical publication series (University of Ghana. Institute of Statistical, Social, and Economic Research) -- no. 72.
    ContributionsBotchie, George.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD1022.Z63 L358 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 78 p. :
    Number of Pages78
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23656627M
    ISBN 109964750595
    ISBN 109789964750596
    LC Control Number2009334165

    Ghana’s land tenure systems Under the existing arrangement, traditional land-owning authorities (stool chiefs, clan heads and skins) hold allodial (absolute ownership) title to land on behalf of. 1 Lennox Kwame Agbosu, Senior Lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, Accra, is a Visiting Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, October through April Dr. Agbosu is studying problems of land transactions in Ghana, specifically, the conflict between customary law and common law.

    Furthermore, our results indicate that tenure security (land rights) has no significant impact on environmental degradation apart from the destruction of vegetation cover, which appears to be a major environmental problem in Ghana. General and specific policy recommendation aimed at improving tenure security and investment in land are explored. The Land Tenure Country Profiles presented here are a new edition of a continent-wide set of profiles prepared and published by the Land Tenure Center a decade ago, in The brevity of the profiles and their standardized organization across countries had made them a useful reference for a generation of development specialists.

    At times it may be useful to simplify the representation of property rights by identifying: use rights: rights to use the land for grazing, growing subsistence crops, gathering minor forestry products, etc. control rights: rights to make decisions how the land should be used including deciding what crops should be planted, and to benefit financially from the sale of crops, etc. Meaning of Land Tenure. Land tenure can be defined as the manner in which a party holds or occupies an area of land. The rules governing land tenure are invented by societies to regulate land ownership behaviours. Tenure rules help define how property rights to land are allocated within societies. Land Tenure Systems in Nigeria. Communal ownership.


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Land use, land tenure and agricultural development in Ghana. Rome: FAO. Land, labor and the family in Southern Ghana: A critique Land tenure land policy under neo-liberalization. Land tenure security, investments and the environment in Ghana Daniel Kwabena Twerefou*, Eric Osei-Assibey and Frank Agyire-Tettey Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

Land tenure sec urity variable: This st udy makes use of three main land r ights that are available t o households as reported b y the ISSER land survey – transfer rights, lease rights and sale.

Land Tenure: Most of the agricultural land in Ghana is under communal ownership. Communal land is controlled by lineage or clan-based land-owning groups and allocated to individuals or households on a usufructuary basis. In most parts of the country, particularly in the northern regions, women generally have difficulties in accessing land except where there is a male guarantor, or where.

The Environmental Effect of Land Use in the Tenure Systems in Ghana. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis, 64(6): – This paper examines the land tenure system in Ghana and its impact on the environment. The main forms of land tenure systems are explained and the positive and negative impacts of each Author: Libor Grega, Emmanuel Kofi Ankomah.

University at Buffalo urban planner Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah recently published an analysis of the complex legal and political backdrop to land tenure in Ghana in the journal Environment and Planning: Politics and Space.

ownership, land rights and tenures in Ghana are administered in a plural legal environment with customary laws and norms operating along side statutes. Customary lands form about 78 percent of the total land area in Size: KB.

Beyond Panaceas in Land Tenure Systems in Ghana: Insights from Resilience and Adaptive Governance of Social-Ecological Systems Chapter May with Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Kofi Akamani.

In Ghana, land is vested in families and chiefs in the traditional land sector. These corporate bodies, referred to as customary landholding institutions control over 90% of the total land area in. LAND TENURE AND ADMINISTRATION IN AFRICA: LESSONS OF EXPERIENCE AND EMERGING ISSUES Lorenzo Cotula, Camilla Toulmin and Ced Hesse February Copies of this publication can be obtained from: SMI (Distribution Services) Ltd, P.O.

BoxStevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 4TP Tel: +44Fax: [email protected] by: The land tenure system in Ghana depicts the law of the jungle – only the fittest of the fit can survive. The issue of land tenure, allocation, distribution and management since the colonial times has been a bone of contention often leading to conflict as people scramble for the fertile, mineral deposited lands in the Republic of Ghana.

General framework of land access and tenure security in Ghana 8 Customary land tenure and access to land 8 Compulsory acquisition and access to land 10 Concrete modality of the intervention carried out: measures and mechanisms 11 Statutory land tenure arrangements and security of tenure 11File Size: KB.

Review of Existing Land Tenure Arrangements in Cocoa Growing Areas And their Implications for the Cocoa Sector in Ghana SUBMITTED BY DR. WILHELMINA QUAYE - Rural Sociologist DR. RICHARD AMPADU - Expert in Land Tenure Reform and Customary Claims Negotiability in Rural Ghana JUSTINA A.

ONUMAH (MPhil) - Agricultural Economist and Impact Analyst. University at Buffalo urban planner Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah recently published an analysis of the complex legal and political backdrop to land tenure in Ghana in the journal Environment Author: Rachel Teaman.

Appropriate land use may also be mismanaged because of unsuitable agrarian patterns, and outdated tenure systems with inadequate protection of tenure rights (Larsson, ). Forest lands are exposed to excessive and uncontrolled exploitation with resulting soil conservation and environmental problems.

Assessment of Land Tenure-Related Constraints to Cocoa Productivity in Ghana 4 (–), with support from the World Bank and cocoa industry, led by the WCF. This process started with a scoping study followed by two scenario planning workshops with the view of soliciting input from many stakeholders for the strategy document Size: KB.

The Ghana Country Environment Analysis (CEA) has thus been formulated to assist the Government of Ghana and its development partners to: (a) assess the country's environmental priorities in key sectors, the environmental implications of key economic and sector policies, and the country's institutional capacity to address them; and (b) find practical management, institutional, and policy.

Improving land sector governance in Ghana: implementation of the Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) - final report (English) Abstract The Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) is a diagnostic tool to assess the status of land governance at country level using a participatory process that draws systematically on existing evidence Cited by: 2.

This study explores the effects of land tenure institutions on land use and management using household date from cocoa growing areas of Ghana. Various land tenure institutions with different land rights coexist in our sites, such as allocated family land, inherited land, appropriated village land, and land received as by: 1.

Introduction. Notwithstanding the African Union (AU)’s Framework and Guidance on Land Policy in Africa that advocates a leading role for customary tenure in land governance, an almost irreversible process that can possibly be best described as ‘neo-liberalisation of customary tenure’ has been quietly working its way across much of sub-Saharan by:.

In Africa, a large portion of arable land is in tenure by small-scale farmers – often women. Vast areas of savannah and semi-desert land are in tenure by pastoralists and indigenous communities. Each land deal – whether transparent or opaque – deprives customary land users of two of their most relevant resources: water and Size: KB.

The Land Administration Project (LAP-1) is the first phase of a commitment by the Government of Ghana to use the Land Administration Programme to reduce poverty and enhance economic/social growth by improving security of tenure, simplifying the process of acquiring land by the populace, developing the land market and fostering prudent land.Land tenure and environmental conditions are closely related: land tenure can promote land use practices that harm the environment or it can serve to enhance the environment.

Unsuitable rules (either formal or informal) for acquiring access to land can lead to environmental degradation.