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Cameroon has an abundance of natural resources, and forests in particular. Despite rapid urbanization, more than two thirds of the population still depend on agriculture. After independence in 1960 and reunification in 1961, cotton, coffee, and oil revenues boosted Cameroon’s economy initially. However, when the world market prices of the key cash crops dropped in the late 1980s, the country’s currency was    devalued. 
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How Chinese massive land grabs deprive the population of their main sources of livelihood (farming and hunting)

27 October 2021

The population of the Upper Sanaga division, in the centre region of Cameroon, have been going through a night mare to find what to eat on a daily basis. Their crime is that a Chinese agro industry took interest in the agricultural potentials of their farming sites. They were then forced to watch…

Land tenure continues to be major objective of development agenda

20 October 2021

With a total of 65 participants (37% women) from 14 countries (Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Pakistan, Sudan and Uganda) the 10th and last Capitalization Meeting of the EU Land Governance Transversal Project, was virtually…

Cameroon's real estate nightmare

23 September 2021

In Cameroon, large numbers of people are leaving the countryside in the hope of a better life in towns and cities.  This exodus is driven by high poverty in rural regions and is further exacerbated by the ongoing conflicts in many parts of the country. When they get to cities such as the capital,…

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In Cameroon, no one can be deprived of their property unless it is taken in the interest of the public. However, the law does not define what public interest means.

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5 Lessons for Securing Women’s Collective Land Rights

5 Lessons for Securing Women’s Collective Land Rights

11 February 2021

The ability to own land and access natural resources allows women to secure food for their families, increase their agricultural productivity and livelihoods, and help drive local economies. Land rights empower women to have a say in matters that affect their lives, families and communities —…

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Prindex - Perceptions of tenure security

Webinar: An introduction to Prindex, 28 November

Around the world, insecure property rights prevent families from feeling confident about the future, businesses from investing, and communities from becoming more productive. Hundreds of millions of us lack property security. This makes the world poorer, less free, and less just. There is a growing…