10 Ways Africa Can Revolutionize Agriculture

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  • Developing an Aptitude to Govern
  • Collaborating on Taxation
  • Balancing Individual Rights and Public Interests
  • Making Good Use of State-Owned Land
  • Promoting Good Governance and Conflict Management
  • Growing Africa's Agriculture
  • The Key to Economic Prosperity
  • Banding Together Against Land Grabs
  • Empowering the Poor and Vulnerable
  • Refurbishing Individual Land Rights
  • Increasing Efficiency Through Modern Tools
  • Reconciling Land Feuds for Stability

Making Good Use of State-Owned Land

A number of countries inherited legal ownership of unused land upon gaining independence. Yet, much of that land remains undeveloped or poorly used. Two possibilities for scaling up land owned by the government include allocating unused land to the poor or investors and identifying and establishing the occupancy status of state land.

(Photo: REUTERS/Grant Neuenburg

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