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Accounting for 'customary' land and institutional policies: the example of Niger

Accounting for 'customary' land and institutional policies: the example of Niger

Rural Development International Workshop, Godollo, Hungary, 9-13 April, 1996: 223-238

It is suggested that recent efforts by Sahelian states to define and recognise 'traditional' ownership rights and encourage local participation in resource management have often been based on an inadequate understanding of local institutions in the 1990s. Niger's recent land reform effort is discussed. It involves writing a new Rural Code which in theory recognises and empowers customary land tenure practices and institutions.

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