Peri-urban land grabbing?:dilemmas of formalising tenure and land acquisitions around the cities of Bamako and Ségou, Mali

Neimark, Benjamin David and Toulmin, Camilla and Batterbury, Simon (2018) Peri-urban land grabbing?:dilemmas of formalising tenure and land acquisitions around the cities of Bamako and Ségou, Mali. Journal of Land Use Science, 13 (3). pp. 319-324. ISSN 1747-423X

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Abstract

This brief note identifies the consequences of land acquisitions in peri-urban spaces around the cities of Bamako and Ségou, Mali. This contributes to debates surrounding the rapid expansion of African cities faced with rapid rural-urban migration and new arrivals settling in precarious conditions. West Africa has a long history of urbanisation, in some cases accompanied by highly productive and intensified land use. It is, therefore, vitally important to question whether formal property rights within peri-urban spaces are a viable option to secure rights for those most marginal and/or recently disposed of their rural land holdings. What are some alternative formalisation mechanisms, which avoid the hazards associated with formal titling, and address the precarious tenure conditions in peri-urban zones?

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Land Use Science
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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126478
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Deposited On:
31 Aug 2018 08:26
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Yes
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Published
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22 Sep 2020 04:00