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Land reforms and land rights change: A case study of land stressed groups in the Nkoranza South Municipality, Ghana


Anaafo, D, Land reforms and land rights change: A case study of land stressed groups in the Nkoranza South Municipality, Ghana, Land Use Policy, 42 pp. 538-546. ISSN 0264-8377 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.09.011


Ghana has since the introduction of the National Land Policy in 1999 developed and began the imple-mentation of a Land Administration Project with the goal of ensuring transparent and secure accessto land by investors as a means of stimulating national development. This study was conducted usinga qualitative research paradigm. An ethnographic case study approach, construed as a merger of casestudy and ethnographic methods for detailed socio-cultural analysis of a phenomenon was employed toundertake the study. Although, the research acknowledges the role of community dynamics in shapingland rights change; it attributes current land rights changes to a land reform system that exposes closeknit communal land resources to global resource consumption and transnational land deals. The studytherefore recommends that to safeguard the land rights of vulnerable land users, land reforms must beconstructed such that they embody the spiritual, physical and human worldviews of land.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Ghana, Nkoranza South Municipality, National land policy, land reforms, land rights change
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Agricultural land management
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Sustainability indicators
UTAS Author:Anaafo, D (Mr David Anaafo)
ID Code:95637
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Institute for Regional Development
Deposited On:2014-10-06
Last Modified:2015-04-30

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