10 Ways Africa Can Revolutionize Agriculture

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  • 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
  • The Key to Economic Prosperity
  • Banding Together Against Land Grabs

Increasing Efficiency Through Modern Tools

Inefficient land administration means that it takes twice as long and costs twice as much to transfer land compared to industrialized countries, according to the World Bank. Decentralizing any presently established systems to empower local communities and traditional authorities could possibly remove any hindrances. Developing land information in computer systems and modernizing surveying and mapping infrastructure might also provide more efficiency and transparency to land administration services.

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