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Changes in land access, rights, and livelihoods in peri-urban Ghana

George Owusu

Changes in land access, rights, and livelihoods in peri-urban Ghana

the case of Accra, Kumasi, and Tamale Metroplis

by George Owusu

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Published by Institute of Statistical, Social, and Economic Research, University of Ghana in Legon, Ghana .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementGeorge Owusu, John Agyei.
SeriesTechnical publication -- no. 83
ContributionsAgyei, John.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 72 p. :
Number of Pages72
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23727319M
ISBN 109964750692
LC Control Number2009349492
OCLC/WorldCa406949084

  Land markets in African cities are characterised by the co-existence of different modes of supply that originate from the different stages of their development. Customary land tenure remains important in many of these cities, although its future is widely by: 6. Courts and peri-urban practice: customary land law in Ghana Introduction Like most urban centers in Ghana, Kumasi has flourished in the last decades. Kumasi is the capital of the Ashanti Region, and houses the still vibrant royal court of the Asantehene,1 the king of all Asantes. It is a bustling city and an important transportation hub. Its.

  No appreciable non-farm economy can be expected in remote rural areas where agricultural production is likely to remain oriented towards household food security. Conversely, an emergent or thriving non-farm economy can be expected in rural and peri-urban areas with increased market by: 3. Land for Peri-urban Infrastructure in Customary Areas: A Case Study of Kumasi, Ghana. FIG Working Week Bridging the Gap Between Cultures Marrakech, Morocco, May 1/16 Land for Peri-urban Infrastructure in Customary Areas: A case study of Kumasi, Ghana. Emmanuel Offei AKROFI and Jennifer WHITTAL, South Africa.

development in Peri-urban areas of Rwanda, with case study of Gasabo District. The objectives of this study were to ; To describe the land access situation among the population of Gasabo District, to describe the land use in Gasabo District and to evaluate (respondents view on) the relationship between the land access/use and economic development.   Patterns of Population Growth in Peri‐Urban Accra, Ghana. PETRA DOAN. Corresponding Author. Share full text access. In these parts of the world, rapid urbanization has led to continuing changes in the form and shape of cities, as peri‐urban zones shift swiftly from rural to urban. Cited by:


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Changes in land access, rights, and livelihoods in peri-urban Ghana by George Owusu Download PDF EPUB FB2

Indigenes' and migrants' access to land in peri-urban areas of Accra, Ghana Article in International Development Planning Review 30(2) Author: George Owusu. Beyond the loss of peri-urban agricultural and forested land as a result of built-up expansion, not much information exists on the changes in the structure of the and livelihoods in peri-urban Ghana book landscape in Ghana.

Currently, Feyiase is experiencing widespread physical development which has spread to engulf surrounding agricultural land. Unfortunately, the majority of indigenes of Feyiase and other peri-urban areas in Kumasi depend on agriculture and natural resources for their livelihoods (Brook and Dávila,Gregory, ), with crop farming as the main occupation (Afrane & Cited by: changes in land tenure practices and related rights due largely to land commodification and higher land values.

Urbanization and Land Access and Rights in Ghana According to Owusu and Agyei (), land access and rights 1 are very important as they influence who, how, where and when questions relating to the use of land.

Answers to these. In Ghana, the outward expansion of cities into peri-urban areas consequently changes the land use patterns in these areas (Owusu, ).

These, to a large extent, have had dire consequences on peri-urban land use decisions (Duta, ; Kombe, ). The peri-urban areas have and continue to experience incessant push and pull. Improving access to land and tenure securityPOLICY Land and rural people’s livelihoods Economic growth tends to be higher and registered individual land rights and livelihoods in peri-urban Ghana book not always the best solution for poor rural people, many of whom depend on more flexible, diversified,File Size: KB.

Wehrmann, B. () The Easiest Way to Make Money is to Sell Land!: Land Conflicts in the Peri-Urban Area of Accra, Ghana. Trialog, 74, Winter, M. () Land Tenure and Resource Access in West Africa: Issues and Opportunities for the Next Twenty Five Years. International Institute for Environment and Development Drylands by: 4.

UNDERSTANDING CHANGING LAND ACCESS AND U SE BY THE R URAL POOR IN GHANA 4 5 Land administration reforms and local governance innovations 49 6 Policy priorities for addressing rising pressures on land 54 Addressing fragmentation and reduced farm plot sizes 54 Livelihood diversification initiatives and options 55File Size: 1MB.

Although donors have made substantial investments in the land and resource sectors in Ghana in recent years, additional donor support in strengthening land tenure and property rights in the following areas would help Ghana achieve more broadly based economic growth, reduce poverty and increase agricultural productivity.

Download PDF The Peri Urban Interface book full free. practices to cope with current and future pressures of urbanisation and peri-urban land-use changes.

The book examines a number of critical aspects in relation to the future of cities and peri-urban regions, including the suitability of policies and institutions to sustain cities into.

Perceived agricultural land use decisions in a peri-urban district, Ghana changes in land uses (Owusu and Adjei, ). These areas come about when urban residents buy up prime agricultural land for residential or commercial purposes outside the main city center but on the fringes of cities.

AFRIC A’S FARMLAND IN CHANGING HANDS 4 5 Changes in rural livelihoods: winners and losers 41 Changing livelihood opportunities 41 Winners and losers 44 6 Conclusions and recommendations 47 Land access changes – growing pressures, commercialisation, concentration and fragmentation 47 How these changes affect rural livelihoods 48File Size: 1MB.

The study indicates major changes in the deteriorating livelihoods, easy access to, as well as changing demand for land are affecting peri-urban landscape of the Bosomtwe district. The study recommends that a strict forcement of district land use plans by the Bosomtwe District Assembly.

agriculture, land use and livelihoods within the peri-urban zone of Dar es Salaam. This research offers a unique perspective on the issue of agriculture because of its focus on middle and upper class residents of the peri-urban zone, a topic that has been, to a large extent, previously overlooked as a topic of examination in its own right.

This statistic shows the degree of urbanization in Ghana from to Urbanization means the share of urban population in the total population of a country. The role of land in promoting pro-poor urbanisation 18 Features of land use and governance in peri-urban areas 20 Reasons why land administration in peri-urban areas is weak 21 How poor land governance creates anti-poor outcomes 22 4 Ghana case study 24 Ghana’s urbanisation trajectory 24 Land tenure and governance 26Cited by: 1.

Abstract This chapter depicts the picture of livelihoods and its sustainability in the transforming economy of the urban fringe. The study assumes that process of urbanization adds complexity to household livelihood security and the process of urbanization has been considered as Author: Nasrin Banu, Shahab Fazal.

The scholarly discourse on the transformation of customary land tenure systems in SSA is advancing theoretically and empirically. This paper contributes to this evolving debate by drawing upon qualitative case studies of mundane practices of land delivery in Tamale and Techiman, Ghana to understand the powers underpinning the transformation of customary land : Millicent Awialie Akaateba.

This paper presents the results of research conducted in Accra, Ghana, aimed at understanding how access to water allows small-scale, water-dependent livelihoods to contribute to the household income of urban and peri-urban by: 2.

Managing Threats and Opportunities of Urbanisation for Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Tamale, Ghana Farming on the fringes: changes in agriculture, land use and livelihoods in peri-urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Honours projects, Paper () Customary land tenure under siege: contemporary access to land in Northern Ghana Cited by:.

AbstractBeyond the loss of peri-urban agricultural and forested land as a result of built-up expansion, not much information exists on the changes in the structure of the peri-urban landscape in Ghana. The aim of this paper is to examine the extent to which urban expansion is driving changes in landscape structure of the peri-urban fringes of by: 1.This book studies practices of land management in peri-urban Ghana where traditional leadership forms a vibrant part of social life.

International policy is currently witnessing a renewed interest in customary tenure systems as well as traditional leadership, through which it aims to enhance the efficiency of local governance and create general access to and secure rights in land.Challenges of Urbanization in Ghana and the question of urban and peri-urban land markets.

Providing land for low- overcrowding, declining building quality and declining access to services characterize much of the housing stock in Ghana. A housing occupancy of persons in Accra, for instance, is among the highest in Ghana File Size: KB.