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Customary land tenure practices, investment, and agricultural production in Ghana

Isaac Osei-Akoto

Customary land tenure practices, investment, and agricultural production in Ghana

by Isaac Osei-Akoto

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Published by Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research, University of Ghana in Legon, Ghana .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementIsaac Osei-Akoto, Irene Ampaabeng, Ama Pokuaa Fenny.
SeriesTechnical publication -- no. 76
ContributionsAmpaabeng, Irene., Fenny, Ama Pokuaa.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 54 p. :
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23219462M
ISBN 109964750617
LC Control Number2009334146

recognized community land and natural resource tenure, either based on existing customary practices or more recently established land governance arrangements. 1. These tenure arrangements have been called by a variety of names, such as community, customary, communal, collective, indigenous, ancestral, or native land rights recognition. An overlap in the regulation of access to land and resources between customary and state management systems is causing problems of contradiction and conflict. This report analyses the pros and cons of both systems and makes a series of recommendations. State administration of land is found to have worked against poorer elements in Ghana.

  This was possible because unlike Ghana, the land tenure system in the Ivory Coast makes it easier for large-scale commercial agricultural activities to co-exist with peasant agriculture. Ghana’s total agricultural output. Land: Land area is 23,, hecta, hectares(57%) is cultivable. 7,, ha (54%) under cultivation in 33, ha (%) of cultivable land is irrigated, Ghana's agriculture is generally rain-fed. Large scale farms and plantations produce mainly.

  To him, a total reform of Ghana’s land tenure system ought to be done differently to suit modern Agricultural practices. If agricultural development is to take place, we need land reforms and revised Land use. Most prospective investors in agriculture are discouraged and frustrated due to some challenges in our land tenure system, he added. Systems of Tenure and Agricultural Production. Land tenure is the system of legal rights and obligations governing the holding, acquisition, use, and disposal of land. It is an important factor affecting the present utilization of land in the world and it also serves as a legal instrument through which land reforms can be started or assisted.


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Customary land tenure practices, investment, and agricultural production in Ghana by Isaac Osei-Akoto Download PDF EPUB FB2

There customary land tenure system, which is as I earlier mentioned the common land policy in Ghana managing well over 80% of land has frustrated investment opportunities.

An investor has to go through the cumbersome procedure in Land acquisition and even so remains subject to land. However, studies on the relationship between land tenure security and agricultural investment across sub-Saharan Africa have produced ambiguous results [4]. The di erences in these results are often due to limited detailed empirical analysis and vague assumptions on land tenure.

Land tenure security, especially customary residence systems, is found to influence the agricultural investment decision-making and productivity of smallholder farmers across sub-Saharan Africa.

However, as country-specific customary residence systems and farming models evolve over time, their impact on food security and livelihood remains unclear.

Customary land tenure practices in Ghana: Examining the relationship with land-use planning delivery Article (PDF Available) in International Development Planning Review 35(1) January. 1. Introduction. Notwithstanding the African Union (AU)’s Framework and Guidance on Land Policy in Africa that advocates a leading role for customary tenure in land governance, an almost irreversible process that can possibly be best described as ‘neo-liberalisation of customary tenure’ has been quietly working its way across much of sub-Saharan by: Private ownership of land can be acquired by way of a grant, sale, gift or marriage.

Public lands are lands that are vested in the president for public use (24). Customary tenure is the main form of land tenure. It is estimated that 80 percent of the land is governed by traditional rulers (22).

Customary land tenure practices country maintains a plural land tenure system. However, in the context of Ghana where majority of the land remains under customary and agricultural production in Ghana book, traditional authorities play lead roles in the planning process.

Though the government finances planning projects (Asiama, ), in the interest of the entire society (Rakodi, ), the land is owned under customary. which is legal under Ghanaian laws to provide land tenure security to cocoa farmers.

Given that an estimated 80% of land in Ghana is under the control of customary authorities (Sarpong ; Ubink and Quan ) and that the clear majority of Ghana’s land is used for agricultural production, this system.

Lastly, many customary land institutions (particularly Customary Land Secretariats set up under LAP) appear to be controlled by traditional leaders, instead of through multi-stakeholder groups, Assessment of Land Tenure-Related Constraints to Cocoa Productivity in Ghana 2. A lot of farmers farm on land owned by the state.

In Africa particularly, a lot of farming—up to 90 percent—is done on land held under customary tenure regimes, where land rights are not certified formally. Under customary tenure, people gain access to land as a social right, granted by virtue of their membership in a community.

THE QUESTION. Review of Existing Land Tenure Arrangements in Cocoa Growing Areas And their Implications for the Cocoa Sector in Ghana SUBMITTED BY DR. WILHELMINA QUAYE - Rural Sociologist DR. RICHARD AMPADU - Expert in Land Tenure Reform and Customary Claims Negotiability in Rural Ghana JUSTINA A.

ONUMAH (MPhil) - Agricultural Economist and Impact Analyst. Regional News of Tuesday, 4 October Source: Lois Aduamoah – Addo, WiLDAF Ghana Culture, rural women and land rights in Ghana. The land tenure system in State land is based on the principles of English land law, whereas in the reserves and trust land, customary land tenure applies.

In 29 years of independence, the land tenure system on State land has undergone reforms, but it still retains the basic characteristics of English land. Customary Land Tenure and Its Implications for Land Disputes in Ghana: Cases from Wa, Wechau And Lambussie Dominic Tuobesaane Paaga Department of African and General Studies University for Development Studies P.

BoxWa, Ghana Abstract Land disputes remain a major hindrance to land use and tenure security in most parts of Ghana.

Often the. TS A Study of the Institution of the Customary Land Tenure System in the Supply of Property Rights for Urban Development – An Example of Accra, Ghana Promoting Land Administration and Good Governance 5th FIG Regional Conference Accra, Ghana, March2/14 A Study of the Institution of the Customary Land Tenure System in the.

We talk with Professor Udry about land rights and agricultural investment in Ghana. Category Land Ownership and Land Tenure Reform as it Affects Women in Africa - Duration: Land tenure in Uganda is governed by four distinct systems as stipulated by the Constitution of Uganda and the Land Act.

These are freehold, leasehold, mailo, and customary (Place and. community-based land and water management systems. In practice, this means moving toward a social tenure model, which includes: • Land and water tenure for local owners and users that is clearly identified before the private agricultural investors’ contract is negotiated.

This is even more important from a gender perspective. agricultural production. In the case of Ghana, Besley () observed that enhanced security of tenure facilitated agricultural investment in the Wassa area, but the same conclusion could not be reached for the Anloga area, where no significant relation was found between security of tenure and agricultural investments.

Meinzen-Dick et al. 10 Richard Samson Odingo, ‘The Dynamics of Land Tenure and of Agrarian Systems in Africa: land tenure study in the Nakuru, Kericho and Machakos areas of the Kenya highlands’, U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation, Rome, January.

he was seconded to DFID as a land tenure/policy adviser. Camilla Toulminis director of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). An economist by training, she has worked extensively on land tenure, pastoralism and agricultural development in .ongoing in Ghana.

About 80 percent of land in Ghana is under customary tenure (Pande and Udry ). Several case studies were conducted in Ghana that empirically analyzed the impact of increased tenure security on agricultural investment and productivity. A quick glance at these studies shows puzzling and seemingly inconsistent results.General framework of land access and tenure security in Ghana 8 Customary land tenure and access to land 8 Compulsory acquisition and access to land 10 Concrete modality of the intervention carried out: measures and mechanisms 11 Statutory land tenure arrangements and security of tenure