Feed the Future Tanzania Land Tenure Assistance Activity
01/15 - 01/19
This project is part of
The objectives of the Feed the Future Tanzania Land Tenure Assistance activity (LTA), are to reduce land tenure-related risks and lay the groundwork for sustainable agricultural investment for both small holders and commercial investors throughout the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) and in the value chains of focus for Tanzania’s Feed the Future program.
Awarded in December 2015, initial LTA efforts will support approximately 41 communities and local government authorities in the Iringa and Mbeya Districts of Tanzania to clarify, document and certify land ownership. Efforts will also increase local understanding of land use and land rights. Activities will increase individual property rights and land tenure security and will help to lay the groundwork for sustainable investment for both small holders and commercial investors in the region while better protecting the interests of both the private sector and local communities.
- Assist villages and district administrations in completing the land-use planning process and delivering Certificates of Customary Rights of Occupancy (CCROs) in selected villages within two districts (Iringa and Mbeya)
- Build capacity of village land governance institutions (Iringa and Mbeya)
- Build capacity for district-level land governance (Iringa and Mbeya)
- Build capacity to use USAID’s Mobile Application to Secure Tenure (MAST) throughout SAGCOT and nationally.
LTA will build upon the progress achieved through USAID’s MAST pilot to develop a low-cost, participatory land registration process, with a strong focus on strengthening women’s land rights.