Waiting for the rural code: perspective on land tenure reform in Niger

Since 1986 serious efforts have been made in Niger to prepare for reform of land tenure in the form of a Rural Code. This paper aims to outline some of the problems facing successful implementation of the Rural code in Niger and to sketch out some of the social and instituttional trends which emerge in one part of the country, the arondissements of Mirriah and matameye in the Zinder department in eastern Niger. 

(also in French: En attendant le Code Rural: Réflexions sur une réforme de la tenure foncière au Niger)

Lund, C.
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IIED Drylands Networks Programme, Issues Paper No. 4. London, International Institute for Environment and Development.