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2020

Responsible Land Policy in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Titre : Responsible Land Policy in Burkina Faso

Pays  : Burkina Faso

Project duration : juillet 2020 to mars 2025

Contexte
Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2019, it ranked 182nd out of 189 countries on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI). 70% of the population lives in rural areas and is highly dependent on agriculture. However, almost no agricultural land is registered or legally recognized. This can threaten farmers’ rights to use the land they cultivate and thus their entire livelihood. This situation is becoming increasingly problematic in the face of rising demand for land, caused not only by population growth, but also by the emergence of new players, such as agricultural investors, but also gold miners and real estate developers.

With Law 034/2009 on "rural land tenure", Burkina Faso has created a legal framework that regulates the procedures for registering and securing land. Yet the bodies envisioned in this law, often do not exist or are not functional, especially at the communal and village level. Moreover, the population is often not sufficiently aware of the need to register and legalize their land rights. In addition, the traditional land tenure system disadvantages certain population groups, such as women, migrants and youth, and hampers their long-term access to land. This situation of insecurity and the resulting lack of prospects often makes it difficult for those groups to become self-reliant and inhibits investment.

Activités
In Burkina Faso, the project supports the political partners in the application of the law through the following fields of action :

Field 1 works to strengthen the institutional framework and improve land security procedures in 8 municipalities in the South-West and Hauts-Bassins. Field of action 2 aims to involve civil society more in the implementation of responsible land policies and in the resolution of land conflicts. Through field 3, the project will raise the awareness of agricultural investors and other economic actors regarding the adoption of a responsible land policy.

Implementing organizations : Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (GIZ)
Donors : German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Data Provider : Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Project Value : 5,600,000.00 €

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