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History and evolution of land tenure and administration in West Africa


, : History and evolution of land tenure and administration in West Africa. Issue Paper Dryland Programme, International Institute for Environment and Development ( 71): i + 35 pp.

This paper focuses on the evolution of land tenure in Anglophone West Africa, although it also tries to encompass broader questions of access to natural resources. It considers first of all tenure relations as the British found them in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Gambia at the beginning of the 20th century. It notes the challenge of applying the word 'ownership' to African tenure and questions the assumption that there must be a 'rule book' everywhere governing these relations.

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