Land and Forest Tenure Reforms in Central and West Africa Preliminary Assessment of Progress Madesince Yaoundé 2009
- Rights and Resources Initiative
- Publication Date:
- 7 March 2013
For the past few decades, statutory tenure systems in African countries were subjected to small legalchanges whose main feature was the devolution of rights and responsibilities to peripheral actors; local communities, in particular. In countries in other sub-continents (Latin America, South-East Asia, and the Far East) more decisive and substantive changes have significantly affected the structure of land and forest tenure rights by recognizing and allocating property rights to local and indigenous communities.