Should all land be under lease held tenure ? A look at the threats of land conversion | Land Portal
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Date of publication: 
September 2022
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Chasu Longwe

They has been a growing emphasis on the importance of lease held tenure and the benefits it offer’s to a country’s economic growth and development. The Food and Agriculture Organization define land tenure as  the relationship, whether legally or customarily defined, among people, as individuals or groups, with respect to land.  Researchers and social scientists continue to advocate for lease held tenure while customary tenure has been associated with insecurity due to the lack of formal administration. However, while offering secure land rights, land conversion offers threats to customary land some of which will be looked at in this article. 

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