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Located in West Africa, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. Agriculture, especially for cocoa and oil palm, is a major driver of the economy, accounting for one-third of the GDP. Approximately 68% of Ghana’s land is used for agriculture and 15% is used as permanent natural pastures.
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Customary land tenure is seen as social trust held by stools, skins, or lineages for past, present and future generations living on that land. More than one quarter of the adult population feels insecure about their tenure rights.

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Land rights for cocoa farmers aren’t just good stewardship, they’re smart business

Land rights for cocoa farmers aren’t just good stewardship, they’re smart business

5 Noviembre 2019

Last week the World Cocoa Foundation, a membership organization of more than 100 cocoa companies, held its annual partnership meeting in Berlin, Germany. The aim of the meeting is for governments, cocoa companies and farmers to identify and tackle the sector’s largest sustainability challenges. A…

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¿La raíz de la desigualdad? La tenencia consuetudinaria y el derecho de las mujeres a la tierra en África Occidental

Regístrese aquí !* *Evento en inglés   Miércoles 24 de marzo 16:00 -17:30 CET 15:00 - 16:30 GMT   Antecedentes En gran parte de África Occidental, las mujeres son consideradas como el sostén de la familia, responsables de proveer los alimentos. Sin embargo, las mujeres no sólo poseen menos tierras,…