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Decentralized vs. local management of land tenure: The Niger case history, by Adam Kandine

In West Africa, decentralization
of rural land tenure management
systems is considered as the way
forward by many actors. However,
over a decade ago, Niger
established through its Land
Commission (COFO), an original
system for the local management
of land issues in rural areas, even
before the decentralization
process was launched. This brief
presents the achievements and
diffi culties associated with local
land tenure management system
as established by Land
Commissions. It also questions its
articulation with the emerging
decentralization process.

Crédits: AK-Project