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Land tenure systems and ecological degradation in Northern Ghana

R. K. Kasanga

Land tenure systems and ecological degradation in Northern Ghana

what role for localauthorities?

by R. K. Kasanga

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Published by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementKasim Kasanga.
SeriesOur common estate
ContributionsRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
The Physical Object
Pagination20p. ;
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22203633M
ISBN 100854066543
OCLC/WorldCa32814101

  The Land Administration Project (LAP-1) is the first phase of a commitment by the Government of Ghana to use the Land Administration Programme to reduce poverty and enhance economic/social growth by improving security of tenure, simplifying the process of acquiring land by the populace, developing the land market and fostering prudent land. Edwin A. Gyasi, Ass. Professor, Dept of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon. References − Benneh G. and Agyepong GT. Land degradation in Ghana. London, Commonwealth Secretariat. − Benneh G. and Gyasi E. Adaptation of traditional farming systems to environmental stress in Ghana's Upper East savanna region. land, soil and environmental conditions partly account for the exodus of Fulani pastoralists from the indigenous farmers and the contest for land in Northern Ghana land tenure system. The customary tenure was blamed for the lack of interest and lack of attention recurrent drought as a result of soil and environmental degradation. The Frafra (Ghana), who, in their bid to out-migrate as a livelihood/coping strategy in the advent of environmental deterioration and rainfall variability, are confronted with high bride prices, changing family relations and customary practices.

The Northern Uplands of Vietnam form one of the largest ecological regions in the country, characterized by complex biophysical conditions and a high diversity in ethnic minorities, cultures, and farming systems. The Doi moi ("renovation?) program has, since the early s, resulted in significant changes in agriculture production and related economic trends.


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Land tenure systems and ecological degradation in Northern Ghana by R. K. Kasanga Download PDF EPUB FB2

Land tenure and farming systems in Nkrankwan, a village in the pioneer-cocoa area of Ghana. The New Frontier: Farmers' Response to Land Degradation – A West Land tenure systems and ecological degradation in Northern Ghana book Study Article.

Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Decentralisation, Land Tenure and Land Administration in Northern Ghana. Daanaa, H.S. () Interest in Land in Northern Ghana—A Historical Review of Legal Issues.

Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Decentralisation, Land Tenure and Land Administration in Northern : Millar Katherine Kaunza-Nu-Dem, Babatunde Tijani, David Millar, Anafo Humphrey. The Environmental Effect of Land Use in the Tenure Systems in Ghana The text statistics: 2 X2 ()OE E − =∑ The degrees of freedom are determine by: (r–1) (c – 1), where r = number of rows and c = number of columns.

O is the observed frequency and E is the expected frequency. Decision Rule=Reject H 0: if X2 2(Calculated) > X Author: Libor Grega, Emmanuel Kofi Ankomah.

pressure on the land precipitated a process of land degradation. The dual processes of Land tenure systems and ecological degradation in Northern Ghana book exclusion and Land tenure systems and ecological degradation in Northern Ghana book degradation have culminated in increasing levels of absolute as well as relative poverty.

The debate on poverty and environmental degradation linkages has been controversial. OneFile Size: KB. Environmental and socio-economic appraisal of parts of the savanna vegetation such as the Kpone catchment agro-ecological zone in Northern Ghana shows a land use ration of almost %, which is.

Application of the DPSIR framework to environmental degradation assessment in northern Ghana. Isaac Agyemang. University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana; and Researcher at the School of Geography, University of Leeds migration and land tenure system.

Poverty reduction strategies, amendment of the Mining and Mineral Law (PNDC law Cited by: In Cameroon, land is largely state owned while in Ghana, 80 per cent of land is held under customary land tenure systems.

In Vietnam, collectivisation in North Vietnam changed the relationship between women and land in putting them formally on the same footing as male members of their collectives. Despite the established causal linkages between customary land tenure systems.

and the ineciencies of land-use planning delivery in Ghana (see Larbi, ; Ubink. and Quan, ), there is a deficit in the literature which expressly examines the exact. nature of linkages between the two concepts.

2 CUSTOMARY LAND TENURE AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 13 Allodial Title 13 Family Interest and Allodial Title 13 Land and the Position of Strangers 13 Customary Land Tenure and Management in Northern Ghana 13 Changing Tenure and Conflict in the North 14 Changing Tenure in the Western Region 15Cited by: In many communities in northern Ghana, the environment has been altered by complex natural and human driven forces with significant impact on the lives of their inhabitants.

The need to formulate an improved, holistic and consistent methodological approach to assess the problem is critical for sustainable natural resource by: Many authors have blamed African land tenure systems for the poor agricultural production and environmental degradation in Africa, and therefore the resulting hunger, environmental refugees and the lack of socio-economic by: amount of undeveloped land in Ghana.

The land-holders within the customary sector include individuals and families, communities, and pioneer settlers of an area.

Land ownership and tenure in northern Ghana are entrenched in the traditional common property system, with land administration vested in the village chief (Abudulai ). Follow R. Kasanga and explore their bibliography from 's R. Kasanga Author Page. critics of customary land tenure systems in Africa, including Ghana, gain support from Land tenure systems and ecological degradation in Northern Ghana book () ‘‘tragedy of the commons’’, which argued that systems of shared property are subject to systematic over-use and degradation of the natural resource base, implying the need to enclose common resources and individualise their.

Land Tenure Survey of the Upper East Region of Ghana, A Report Prepared for MOFA/IFAD Upper East Region Land Conservation and Smallholder Rehabilitation Project (LACOSREP II), (). Land Tenure Systems and Ecological Degradation in Northern Ghana: What Role for Local Authorities. Ghana - Northern Savanna Biodiversity Conservation Project: environmental assessment (Inglês) Resumo.

The project has strong positive environmental objectives, as it seeks to improve the environment, livelihood, and conservation of natural resources, including medicinal plants, by addressing human-induced impacts on land, forest, and wildlife resources Author: A.B.

Acheampong. Environmental degradation and assessment in northern Ghana: From populist and classic methods to Environmental degradation has now become a global complicated land tenure system and high population growth rate. It is perceived that socio-economic and cultural processes such as poverty, migration and loose land tenure system.

needs. The major problems included deforestation, desertification and soil degradation. Others were water and air pollution associated mainly with industrialization. The rate and extent of environmental degradation is always known to be at some cost. In the case of Ghana where socio-economic development thrives on and it is supported.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vi, pages: illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. Contents: Introduction: the story of northern Ghana / Joseph Awetori Yaro --Local perceptions of development and change in northern Ghana / Ton Dietz, Kees van der Geest & Francis Obeng --Between statute and practice: local democratisation and.

In the Northern Region of Ghana, traditional tenure systems separate land tenure from tree tenure rights; this may affect different land users and also cause destruction of the resources within.

Damnyag et. al.[1] observed that land and tree tenure arrangements are among the major causes of the depletion of land resources and deforestation in. FUEL WOOD COMMERCIALIZATION AND HOUSEHOLDS WELFARE IN THE NORTHERN REGION OF GHANA: AN IMPLICATIONS FOR RURAL literature stressing the effects of fuel wood harvest on environmental degradation (Anang, ; Eco-discipline, ) and hence, fuel wood commercialization has therefore fallen prey Land tenure system practised in the File Size: KB.

However, much of the literature has treated land grabs and their attendant water resource appropriations as separate phenomena until recently. This paper examines the complex interplay of land grabs and surface water appropriations in large-scale plantation agriculture in two agro-ecological zones in by: 1.

Ghana’s land tenure system impedes the country’s socio-economic development, and is completely out of place in a modern, progressive country. Ghana’s land tenure systems. The report, based on extensive literature review and field work, highlights problems with land and tree tenure in Ghana’s cocoa sector, declining cocoa productivity in Ghana due to tenure constraints negatively impacting cocoa tree rehabilitation, and associated problems with environmental degradation.

Ghana being one of the African countries with Agriculture as the economic backbone needs to tackle environmental degradation constraints rigorously by bringing on board all stakeholders who invariably contribute to sustainable environmental management.

Ghana land area comprises % forest and % savanna of which 20% ab km sq Author: Clifford James Fagariba, Shaoxian Song, Serge K. Soule. Land tenure is an issue in both cases, though for different reasons because land tenure is often more clear in developed countries.

CBNRM is an attempt to allow local people access to manage their surrounding natural resources, whether for direct subsistence or economic livelihood, and to preserve the species and ecological function that comprise. Yaro. Rural livelihoods at a cross-roads in northern Ghana.

In J. A Yaro (ed.) Rural Development in northern Ghana. Nova Science publishers, New York. Abraham Z. and Yaro. Commercialization of Land Tenure Systems in Northern Ghana: The Dynamics and Drivers.

In J. A Yaro (ed.) Rural Development in northern. of literature on statutory and state land management systems in Ghana; customary land management systems and customary land tenure rights.

The second part looks at land conflicts in Ghana, with specific reference to the Alavanyo/Nkonya, and Nawuri/Gonja land cases as protracted land resources conflicts in Ghana.

The land tenure system in Ghana is an amalgam of customary rules and recent statutory overlays [1,2,3].Customarily, land is communally owned, and customary trustees, such as chiefs, Earth priests, clan heads and family heads, hold the allodial interest in land in trust for the by: Ghana - Land Administration Project (Inglês) Resumo.

The objectives for the Land Administration Project for Ghana is to stimulate economic development, reduce poverty and promote social stability by improving security of land tenure, simplifying the process for accessing land and making it fair, transparent.

Another important land cover change in Ghana is the degradation of forest. The forest class (represented primarily by Ghana’s dense evergreen rain forest and moist deciduous forest) shows a small decline in area from ab sq km in.

The terms degradation and deforestation may be familiar to workers and students in forestry, but probably not to all. Deforestation is defined as the conversion of forest to non forest land uses.

UNESCO – EOLSS SAMPLE CHAPTERS AREA STUDIES – AFRICA (Regional Sustainable Development Review) – Vol. I - The Planning and Management of Land Resources in Africa - Stephen B. Kendie ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) reviews the state of land and la nd resources in Africa, noting th e extent of Size: KB.

The vast majority – 68% – of Ghana’s land is used for agriculture and 15% of it is used as permanent natural pastures. Ghana is characterized by a pluralistic legal system in which customary and statutory systems governing land overlap.

The great majority of land in Ghana is held informally, under customary tenure systems. systems of land access. This often leads to the creation of “open access” systems, land degradation and uncontrolled natural resource use.

National parks, wildlife reserves and biodiversity conservation areas, once the pride of many African governments, are encroached upon by refugees, having no land acce ss Size: KB. GHANA EMERGING LAND TENURE ISSUES INTRODUCTION Ghana has a unique position in the political history of sub-Saharan Africa, being the first country south of the Sahara to attain independence.

It also championed the struggle for independence and the political and economic emancipation of the rest of the countries on the continent in the s. ItFile Size: KB. Assessing customary land tenure institutions for land administration in Ghana: Good governance perspective. A case study of Gbawe, Greater Accra, Ghana.

thesis submitted to the Institute of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Enschede, the Netherlands. Google ScholarCited by: Land in most of Africa is controlled under the customary tenure system which is governed by well intentioned social and cultural rules meant to grant equal access to families within groups with common interest in land.

Rapid changes in the domestic situation of countries resulting from both refractions of policies and influences from the global economy and emerging complexities Cited by:   This article focuses on the relationship between in-migration from Northern Ghana and changing land tenure norms in Ghana’s central “transition zone” in Brong Ahafo Region.

Using the complex adaptive systems (CAS) theoretical framework, it theorizes this relationship as part of a wider set of “co-evolving” social and environmental conditions across Brong by: 2. land tenure, land use and land acquisition in Nigeria S.

FAMORIYO Institute for agricultural research Ahmadu Bello university Zaria-Nigeria ABSTRACT 75 % of Nigeria 's total population of 70 million inhabitants live in rural areas, which explains how extremely important any measures concerning land change are in this country.

We examinevarious File Size: KB. As pdf as contradictory development programmes, Ghana has been plagued with negative land policies and outmoded landmanagement systems.

Migrant farmers and land law reform The most far-reaching proposals for the reform of land law in Ghana are contained in the Law Reform Commission's final report submitted in /Kenya and Ghana are two regions in which forests are essential to download pdf livelihoods of rural women, and include diverse cultures with distinct relationships to trees (Kiptot and FranzelCatacutan, McGaw, Llanza ).

These two countries were also chosen based upon the diverse customs associated with gender and land tenure systems. Rural.Ebook issues relation to land has always been a major area of conflict in Northern Ghana. The role of Ebook Institutions within this conflict arena is becoming more and more protracted.

In this article I discuss policy issues on land within the Ghanaian landscape. From policy issues, I move into discussion on ownership and access to : Saa Dittoh.