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Session Overview
01-05: Land Policies in Francophone West Africa
Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017:
8:30am - 10:00am

Session Chair: Rivo Andrianirina - Ratsialonana, Land Observatory Madagascar, Madagascar
Location: J 1-050

Translation French,

ID: 735 / 01-05: 1
Individual Papers
Oral Presentation
Topics: Securing land rights for equity, sustainability and resilience
Keywords: Congo, land policy

What Prospects for a New Land Policy in DRC?

Andre Teyssier1, Floribert Nyamwoga2

1World Bank, United States of America; 2Ministry of Land Affairs, DRC

Land in the DRC is a key constraint on investment and development initiatives. Throughout the country, there are many public or private development projects facing more or less complex tenure issues. Worse still, conflicts over control of land have played a large part in the instability of the last few years, particularly in the East of the country. Well aware of the major challenges involved in bringing about a significant improvement in land management, the government of the DRC knows that it cannot avoid making major changes in the land sector and it launched in 2013 the creation of CONAREF, an institution dedicated to reforming the land sector and programming the reform process. A Land Sector Review sponsored by the World Bank intended to establish the analytical basis for the design of new land policy orientations. Based on a snapshot of the various aspects of the Congolese land sector in urban and rural areas, the review focused on current constraints related to the existence of various social land rights management practices alongside the formal administrative system and on an inventory of innovative experiences that helped to put together recommendations concerning land policy orientations.


ID: 684 / 01-05: 4
Individual Papers
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Topics: Securing land rights for equity, sustainability and resilience
Keywords: PDIDAS, Foncier, Accaparement, Agribusiness, Agro-business

Large Scale Land Leases : A Rural Communities' Business

Ndeye Coura Diop, Alain Diouf, Pape Samba Ndiaye, Aliou Bassoum, André Teyssier

PDIDAS, Senegal

A l’instar de plusieurs pays africains, le Sénégal n’est pas en reste des tensions liées au foncier. Ce problème est plus crucial dans la Vallée du fleuve Sénégal qui regorge de fortes potentialités hydroagricoles et de développement de l’agribusiness.

Forte de cela, cette zone a été identifiée comme Pôle de Développement par le Gouvernement du Sénégal à travers le PSE. Dans cette optique, le PDIDAS est mis en œuvre comme pilote pour tester dans la zone nord du Sénégal, un modèle inclusif d’agriculture commerciale basé sur un processus de sécurisation foncière.

Le modèle retenu dans le cadre du PDIDAS a pour objectif d’inverser le radian foncier. Les communautés de base détentrices des terres sont au cœur du processus de prise de décision. La communication continue a constitué un élément essentiel dans ce processus en ce sens qu’elle a permis d’obtenir le Consentement Libre et Informé des Populations (CLIP).

La démarche a abouti à une offre volontaire globale nette de 19 364 ha, contre un objectif initial de 10 000 ha. Ce résultat très significatif fait du PDIDAS l’une des toutes premières expériences en Afrique de cession volontaire de terres à grande échelle par des communautés à des investisseurs privés.


ID: 294 / 01-05: 5
Individual Papers
Oral Presentation
Topics: Securing land rights for equity, sustainability and resilience
Keywords: Vulnerable people, access to land, poverty reduction

The Apology Of The Right To Exploit Rural Land By The “Land And Federal Code” In Benin

Jean Aholou

AFC, Benin

By adopting a new law on land management, Benin has decided to establish new rules favorable to the exploitation of agricultural land by facilitating access to the vulnerable people including women, youth and migrants. In the light of certain provisions of the law, one realizes that the parliament has also made efforts to secure even small farmers without title. Reading this law, it is easy to realize that the important thing is not to own rural land but rather to cultivate, to develop to ensure food security for all. This consideration of the possibility of formalizing the rights of use to each local authority raises the Beninese land code as a real tool to fight against poverty. By devoting a "right to work", it aims provide tenure security and equitable access to land, in order to eliminate hunger and poverty, support sustainable development and improving environmental management . Its implementation in Benin's rural areas with the support of German Cooperation shows positive signs that deserve to be shared.


ID: 1092 / 01-05: 6
Invited Paper

Using LGAF to Develop Land Policy in Mali

Moussa Djiré

Bamako University of Legal and Political Sciences, Mali

To be completed