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Land consolidation activities in Sub-Saharan Africa towards the agenda 2030: A tale of three countries

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Kwabena Asiama, Winrich Voß, Rohan Bennett, Innocent Rubanje
Abstract

Land consolidation activities have generally failed in the Sub-Saharan African region for various reasons. However, there has been a new wave of land consolidation activities in the past two decades. This study examines how contemporary land consolidation activities in Sub-Saharan Africa contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, specifically ending poverty, ending hunger, and developing sustainable cities and settlements through land tenure security, food security, and rural development initiatives at country level. Using cases from Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Ghana, the study draws lessons on how land consolidation activities can contribute to the 2030 agenda. In Rwanda, it is found that though land use consolidation is a locally developed strategy for food security, due to its focus on the national level, household food security is actually lowering. Perceptions of land tenure security are also lower, despite an increase in legal tenure security. In Ghana, it is seen that the technical processes of land consolidation, though they hold the potential to increase food security, they will not fit with the existing land tenure system. Finally, in Ethiopia, it is seen that a bottom-up land consolidation is flexible and sensitive to local needs, however, scaling is difficult without the strong governmental involvement. Overall, land consolidation in SSA could deliver significantly to those SDGs relating to food security, poverty reduction, and landscape management. However, realistically, to achieve measurable country-wide or regional impact by 2030, immediate and strong governmental support tied to collaboration with community leadership is essential.

Organisationseinheit(en)
Geodätisches Institut
Typ
Artikel
Journal
Land Use Policy
Band
101
ISSN
0264-8377
Publikationsdatum
02.2021
Publikationsstatus
Veröffentlicht
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete
Forstwissenschaften, Geografie, Planung und Entwicklung, Natur- und Landschaftsschutz, Management, Monitoring, Politik und Recht
Elektronische Version(en)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.105140 (Zugang: Geschlossen)