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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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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…

Job Opportunities: Land Portal Seeks Researchers and Analysts for Open Data Project

27 July 2021

The Land Portal Foundation and Open Data Charter intend to implement the Open Up Guide for Land Governance in the period 2021 - 2024. As part of this project, we seek to develop State of Land Information (SOLI) reports for 10-12 countries in Africa and Latin America. The SOLI reports will provide…

More sustainable cocoa with the Asase project in Ghana

More sustainable cocoa with the Asase project in Ghana

21 January 2021

This month, public sector, private sector and civil society organization partners jointly launched the Accessible Soils And Sustainable Environments (ASASE) project in Ghana. Over the coming four years, this groundbreaking initiative will be working towards an environmentally sustainable future for…



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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The accelerating need for Urban Green Spaces (UGS) in cities and how to best accommodate it

5 July 2021

Urban Green Spaces (UGS) are vegetated open spaces that provide a multitude of ecological functions that are essential for the physical and mental well-being of the citizens as well as for the urban environment. However, land is an extremely competitive resource in cities that are struggling to…

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The Root of Inequality? Customary Tenure and Women’s Rights to Land in West Africa

  Background In much of West Africa, women are considered breadwinners responsible to provide food for the family. However, women do not only own less land but also face manifold obstacles in accessing land through transfers, inheritance, or lease. The tenure security of this groups has been…