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The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights and our partner Resource Equity are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for our Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program. Through this program we seek to cultivate a network of qualified professionals from the…
By: Admin Date: February 17th 2016 Source: News Ghana Ghana is in rough spot. Its commodity prices are falling and the country’s last resort which is the agriculture sector is being threatened by the activities of Fulani herdsmen who migrate into the country from the Sahelian region of West…
By: Sarah McColl Date: April 4th 2016 Source: Takepart.com Female growers in Ghana may have a more difficult time joining certified co-ops than their male counterparts. When it comes to stories of women in chocolate, Kuapa Koko (“best farmer cocoa”) in Ghana is held up as a happy one. The 85,…
By: Hannah Awadzi, GNA Date: April 6th 2016 Source: News Ghana Stakeholders in land administration, on Wednesday discussed details of a project that aims at ensuring socially responsible land-based investments. The Responsible Investments in Property and Land (RIPL) project seeks to develop…
Date: April 26th 2016 Source: Ghana Business News The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources through the Land Administration Project (LAP) is incorporating gender land right issues into the New Draft Land Bill to protect the interest of the vulnerable in society. “The Draft Bill has made provision…
By: Doreen Andoh Date: April 28th 2016 Source: Graphic Online The Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Ms Barbara Serwaa Asamoah, has underscored the relevance of women’s access to land in national development, describing it as fundamental to women’s economic empowerment and…
By: Stephen Yeboah Date: August 23rd 2016 Source: The Conversation The interaction between artisanal (small scale) mining and agriculture in Africa still needs to be carefully considered by policy makers to ensure that people’s livelihoods and countries' export revenues aren’t threatened. It’s…
By: Seth J. Bokpe Date: August 31st 2016 Source: Graphic.com Ghana needs to regulate and limit the size of land companies can acquire for any purposes, including real estate and agriculture.  This was the view of participants in a workshop to disseminate the findings of a research on large-…
By: AGN Editor Date: September 20th 2016 Source: All Ghana News Accra, Sept. 20, GNA - The 2016 International Land Conference has started in Accra to enable participating countries deliberate on land policies and reforms and their impact on food security and poverty reduction in Africa. The three-…
By: Danica Lo Date: September 23rd 2016 Source: Food and Wine Crowdsourcing and contracts help smallholder farmers in Ghana and Kenya. For many smallholder farmers, staking claim to their own land can be a huge challenge. Landmapp, a tech company based in the Netherlands with a satellite…
By: Gabriella Mulligan Date: September 23rd 2016 Source: BBC News Farming can be a tough enough business at the best of times, but imagine not being able to prove that the land you farm is even yours. In Ghana, for example, only 10% of smallholder farmers have any kind of certificate documenting…
By: Eliasu Tanko Date: September 28th 2016 Source: STARRFM Online A longstanding land dispute which continues to brew raw tensions in the Bole district of the Northern region has threatened the survival of a $3,139,383 poverty alleviation project. The project, Babator Irrigated Farming Hub, an…