Regulating Rural Land Markets in West Africa

P. Lavigne Delville et all

•Rural land markets are expanding in West Africa
•Land reforms promote land rights formalization and land markets
•Few or no questions on the economic and social impact of such expansion
•Land sales are more or less legitimate in rural areas
•Frequent strong asymmetries between givers and takers
•Frequent conflicts on sales
•Risks of exclusion for rural people (farmers and herders) and of social conflicts
•An issue for research and policy

Event: Land Governance in an Interconnected World_Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty_2018

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