10 Ways Africa Can Revolutionize Agriculture

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  • 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
  • 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

Empowering the Poor and Vulnerable

For impoverished individuals, access to rural land is typically based on custom and community tradition. Also marginalized, women might be permitted to use land to grow crops to feed her family, but prohibited from selling them for profit. Possible reforms to combat socioeconomic disparity in land access include removing restrictions on land rental markets, standardizing rights of squatters on urban public land and advocating gender equity with advantageous laws and documented rights.

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