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When farmers use "Pieces of paper" to record their land transactions in francophone rural Africa : insights into the dynamics of institutional innovation

Lavigne-Delville Philippe. 2002. When farmers use "Pieces of paper" to record their land transactions in francophone rural Africa : insights into the dynamics of institutional innovation. European Journal of Development Research, 14 (2) : pp. 89-108.

Journal article ; Article de revue à comité de lecture
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Thème(s) HCERES des revues (en SHS) : Economie-gestion

Abstract : In various parts of francophone Africa, farmers use 'pieces of paper' to record transactions such as the 'sale' (with all the inherent ambiguity of the term) of land or delegation of cultivation rights. The aim of these local institutional innovations is to certify that the transaction has taken place. The parties often try to get these contracts validated by a local government authority. Although the procedures may be incomplete and not legal, such 'informal formalisation' of transactions does help to reduce uncertainty and provide greater security within the complex web of tenure relations. New insights can now be gained into local dynamic processes and the role of the state in making tenure rights more secure. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Terre, Utilisation des terres, Droit, Mode de faire-valoir

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Afrique

Classification Agris : E11 - Land economics and policies

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Lavigne-Delville Philippe, CIRAD-DG-SECRETARIAT GENERAL (FRA)

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Source : Cirad - Agritrop (https://agritrop.cirad.fr/511360/)

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