Land Tenure and Family Farming in Africa: With Special reference to Senegal, Dakar

After analysing the challenges to agriculture in Africa, this paper shows how agricultural production is defined by farmers and by the public services, describes its main characteristics, and observes and discusses their ramifications for this sector. The significance of land tenure for farmers is examined, along with land policies. Particular attention is paid to the national land law, local government law, the framework agricultural law and constitutional matters. After discussing this legislation and its implications, particularly with regard to security of tenure, the paper closes with a number of recommendations.
Niang, Thiendou and Dieng Salla Dior
Source publication: 
Senegal, REPA (Reseaux d’expertise des Politique Agricoles)