Bannister Peasants, agroforesters, and anthropologists: A year venture in income-generating trees and hedgerows in Haiti. Agroforestry Systems The uses of children: A study of trafficking in Haitian children. Translation from the English of the preceding report. Translated by Gerald Murray and Maria Alvarez. In Reasons for Hope, A.
Slum Resettlement: A Case study of Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Slum Resettlement: A Case study of Madurai, Tamil Nadu - Planning Tank
Since the price spikes of and the renewed interest in smallholder agriculture as an engine for poverty reduction, land tenure has again become an issue of focus for the development community, especially in the rural areas of Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia. Some development experts argue that strengthening the property rights of the rural poor leads to increased investment and contributes to economic growth and more equitable development. Recent innovations in cadastral survey techniques, for example, can facilitate this process, making it more transparent, cheaper, and accessible to the rural poor. Others note that securing rights to land is only one intervention that contributes to growth and investment and that too much emphasis on land rights does not necessarily increase land tenure security or promote land improvements and expand productivity. They warn that determining property rights alone can present opportunities for individuals with more financial resources and political connections to take advantage of the rural poor, particularly women, and lead to large concentrations of land and inequitable development. Q1: What are land tenure, property rights, and land tenure security?
7 Ownership or Tenure? A Case Study of Tribal Land Use from the Cusp of Prehistory
The significance of land for building is undisputable. The concept of property right and the nature of rights prevailing on a particular piece of land and land development issues are the core of the study. The purpose of study is to investigate the challenges associated with land tenure and development issues in Ghana. Using a survey and case study research design, simple random sampling, questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, focus group discussion and observation as the field instrument, the dynamics of land tenure and development issues in the Nkawkaw area were studied. The results of the study has revealed that the activities of unqualified land surveyors and non-availability of planning scheme in the area have resulted in cases of multiple sales of land, encroachment and disputes.
Security of tenure cannot be measured directly and is largely a result of perception. While useful for the inclusion of customary tenure and institutions in considerations of tenure security, the concept of secure enough tenure is profoundly subjective. If the boundaries for establishing secure enough tenure are overly lax, the concept has little meaning — too many cases may be accepted as secure enough when they are not. If the bar is set too high, few cases may qualify.