Understanding changing land access and use by the rural poor in Senegal | Land Portal

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May 2017
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Senegal currently has a complex and poorly regulated system of land governance, which — combined with an urbanisation trend and increasing outsider interest — is leading to land privatisation and a consequent reduction in the availability of cultivable land for small producers. Young farmers in particular are struggling to gain sufficient access to land to maintain viable enterprises. This research report draws on field research to understand the drivers and impacts of trends in land use and ownership in rural Senegal, and suggests that government-backed land reform offers the best immediate chance of addressing the power imbalances that threaten rural livelihoods.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Aminata Niang

Ndèye Fatou Mbenda Sarr

Ibrahima Hathie

Ndèye Coumba Diouf

Cheikh Oumar Ba

Ibrahima Ka

Marie Gagnégné


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