Land tenure among the rural Hausa

  • 39 Pages
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  • English
Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin , Madison
Hausa (African people), Land tenure -- Nig



Statementby William W. Starns, Jr.
SeriesLTC ; no. 104, LTC (Series) ;, no. 104.
LC ClassificationsDT515.42 .S8
The Physical Object
Pagination39 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4939200M
LC Control Number76366472

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Land tenure among the rural Hausa (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. Land tenure among the rural Hausa. In a predominantly agricultural society, the family unit has remained a fundamental element underlying economic organi2ation among the Hausa.

There is, however, surprisingly little reference in the literature to the organization of this unit since it was described by Greenberg (; ) for pagan Hausa, and by Smith () for by: Land tenure among the rural Hausa.

By William W. Jr Starns. Abstract. 39 p Topics: Hausa (African people), Land tenure Nigeria, Indigenous peoples Nigeria. Publisher: Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Year: OAI identifier: Author: William W. Jr Starns. Hausa, people found chiefly in northwestern Nigeria and adjacent southern Niger. They constitute the largest ethnic group in the area, which also contains another large group, the Fulani, perhaps one-half of whom are settled among the Hausa as a ruling class, having adopted the Hausa language and.

WHAT IS LAND TENURE Land tenure. Land tenure is the relationship, whether legally or customarily defined, among people, as individuals or groups, with respect to land.

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(For convenience, “land” is used here to include other natural resources such as water and trees.) Land tenure is an institution, i.e., rules invented by societies to.

Land tenure is important in rural development interventions which place an emphasis on building people’s endowments of assets so they can enjoy sustainable livelihoods.

Alivelihood is sustainable when it can cope with, Land tenure and rural development 3   Using survey data ( samples) obtained for 28 provinces of rural China and employing the Tobit model for the analysis, we find that the formal title certificate is a prerequisite for realizing legal land tenure security; the risk of land expropriation and tenure disputes exacerbates the insecurity of land tenure at the de facto level.

Land acquisitions are broadly defined to include not only the purchase of ownership rights but also the acquisition of user rights, for instance through leases or concessions, whether short or long term [].Land tenure system can be defined as the rights and institution that governs access to and use of land [].Tenure system of land involves a system of rights, duties and responsibilities.

Meaning of Land Tenure. Land tenure can be defined as the manner in which a party holds or occupies an area of land. The rules governing land tenure are invented by societies to regulate land ownership behaviours.

Tenure rules help define how property rights to land are allocated within societies. Land Tenure Systems in Nigeria.

Communal ownership. 5 • RELIGION Most Hausa are devout Muslims who believe in Allah and in Muhammad as his prophet. They pray five times each Land tenure among the rural Hausa book, read the Koran (holy scriptures), fast during the Land tenure among the rural Hausa book of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and aspire to make the pilgrimage (hajj) to the Muslim holy land in Mecca.

Islam affects nearly all aspects of Hausa behavior, including dress, art, housing, rites of passage. Land tenure involves the legal or the custom relationships individual, or among people in relation to land ownership and other issues.

The system of land tenure control the conventional or official rights persons or groups have to land ownership and the consequential social relationships among the rural.

The Hausa differentiate rural from urban settlements in terms of the size and frequency of the markets. There is also customary exchange that takes place outside of the market.

Gift exchanges are practiced at life-cycle celebrations such as childbirth, naming, marriage, and death; other exchanges are framed by religion (alms, tithes, fixed.

Land tenure is a complex social institution which governs the relationship among people with regard to assets such as land, water bodies and forests. It can have a legal or customary basis, or both. Access to land for the rural poor is often based on custom rather than title deed.

On the successful redistribution of land, in Shamuyarira's ( 8) view, will depend ‘the future reputation and credibility of the new socio-economic and political order among the Zimbabwean masses’.

Land, then, is ‘vital’ (ibid.) to both leaders and led in Zimbabwe. Land Monitoring; Forest tenure; Indigenous communities; Land in post-conflict settings; Land conflicts ; Land & Corruption; Land & Food Security; Land & gender; Rural planning based on public input measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

Land tenure is the relationship, whether legally or customarily defined, among people, as individuals or groups, with respect to land. (For convenience, “land” is used here to include other natural resources such as water and trees.) Land tenure is an institution, i.e., rules invented by societies to regulate behaviour.

Rules of tenure define how property rights to land are to be allocated. A title deed = tenure security. Or does it.

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This book challenges this simple equation and its apparently self-evident assumptions. It argues that two very different property paradigms characterize South Africa. The first is the dominant paradigm of private property, referred to as an 'edifice, ' against which all other property regimes are measured and ranked.

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an online platform with map viewer which provides data closely related to global forest land.

Hence, many data sets thematically overlap with the ones of interest to the land governance sector. The data set “Commodities” is a compilation of data related to concessions and usage rights for private initiatives. Land tenure may be defined as the terms and conditions on which land is held, used and transacted.

Land tenure reform refers to a planned change in the terms and conditions (e.g. the adjustment of the terms of contracts between land owners and tenants, or the conversion of more informal tenancy into formal property rights).

In common law systems, land tenure is the legal regime in which land is owned by an individual, who is said to "hold" the land.

It determines who can use land, for how long and under what conditions. Tenure may be based both on official laws and policies, and on informal customs. The fourth was land tenure by free peasants, based on their free, alodial ownership.

Such a free peasant, however, was a rare phenomenon under feudalism. Under capitalism the system of land tenure is based on the right of private land ownership (by capitalists or small working peasants) or on a land rental agreement. Land tenure mean a system which (i) describes the ownership of land (ii) the conditions of occupancy on land and (iii) the manner and responsibility of payment of land revenue to the state.

The ownership of land, management and decisions regarding its use are of great importance and play a vital role in the economic and political stability of. According to the last census, carried out in80 percent of the Hausa are rural, 20 percent urban.

Even with the tremendous urbanization of the s and s, economic problems have led to return migrations to the countryside. Thus, the ratio may still stand. Among the Hausa, there is. The interest shown in the conference and debate on “Land tenure issues and challenges: perspectives on land tenure in Africa”, organised with the Technical Committee on “Land Tenure and Development” on 6 June at the AFD, confirms the belief we have held since the s that land tenure is a crucial issue for public policies on spatial planning, growth and reducing poverty and.

Land tenure refers to: A. the balance between population and land resources B. the sustainable development level of a tract of land C. the way people own, occupy, and use land D. a system not unlike tenure at a university, where once you have land, you keep it forever E. a form of subsistence farming.

This guide has been prepared to familiarize readers with key issues in land tenure, especially as they relate to food insecurity and rural development situations. Land tenure issues are frequently ignored in rural development interventions, with often long-lasting, negative results.

Analysis of how land tenure works in practice - as evidenced by who has what type of access to land and under. The Hausa are the largest ethnic group in all of West Africa.

Thirty percent of all Hausa can be found in the north and northwest regions of Nigeria, an area known as "Hausaland." The Hausa have been heavily involved in long distance trading for many centuries.

Traders exchanged gold from the Middle East for leather, crafts, and food. 2 Conflict in Rural Settings. Conflict affects agricultural communities in multiple eements over rights to land, water access, and water quality can act as flashpoints, and in the aftermath of conflict those who return, whether refugees or demobilized soldiers, may create further conflict by increasing demand and thus stress on a community’s economic and social capacity.

Major laws and some relevant regulations directing land tenure for rural lands in China The laws are listed in order of their original effective dates.

Where the government has issued amendments, the amendment year is listed. This book references the most recent version of the laws, unless otherwise noted. Land tenure in general • Land. Other articles where Land tenure is discussed: farm management: Land, livestock, and labour: developing countries, traditional patterns of land tenure and laws of inheritance may result in one farmer holding many quite small plots at some distance from each other.

To reduce the resulting labour inefficiency and low productivity and to spur development of large-scale agriculture, governments.Rural sociology focuses on how rural people and communities are socially, culturally, politically, and economically organized.

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As a discipline, it has a distinct body of knowledge, specific.Land tenure in much of Africa is usually portrayed as either customary/traditional, or state/statutory.

Customary land tenure is characterised by its largely unwritten nature, is based on local practices and norms, and is flexible, negotiable and location specific.

Its principles stem from rights established through first clearance of land, or con.