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FY 2015/2016 Research Topic: B-1-01
Land Policies in Post-Cold War Africa


After the end of the Cold War, the land policies in a number of African countries have changed. Some countries have adopted new land laws aimed at strengthening individual rights for land use, while others have implemented land redistribution policies for small-scale peasants. These policy changes have been made against the backdrop of recent political developments, including democratization and marketization, as well as a greater focus on land issues in the context of post-conflict peace-building. This research project attempts to clarify the recent land policies in African countries and examines the consequences. For this purpose, the members of the project have investigated the following inquiries: 1) what kind of land problems have taken place in the country, 2) what are policies for handling such problems, and 3) what have the consequences of the policies been.


April 2015 - March 2017

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] TAKEUCHI Shinichi
[ Co-researchers ] KODAMA Yuka
[ Co-researchers ] TSUDA Miwa
[ Co-researchers ] SATO Chizuko
[ Co-researchers ] AMINAKA Akiyo
[ Co-researchers ] IKENO Jun (Professor, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
[ Co-researchers ] OCHIAI Takehiko (Professor, Faculty of Law, Ryukoku University)
[ Co-researchers ] OYAMA Shuichi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)