Influences of community land rights and tenure security intervention processes on food security in northwest Ghana

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Global efforts to promote food security are yielding positive results albeit more slowly than desired. Several researchers found that land tenure security enhances farming, but there is little research to show that tenure security of subsistence farmers can contribute to food security. This chapter investigated local processes of addressing land rights and tenure challenges of subsistence farmers which affect food security in northwestern Ghana. The qualitative case study approach was used, with focus group discussions, key informant interviews, institutional interviews, and satellite image interpretation. The results established strong links between enhancements in land relations and food security outcomes and contributes to discourses on responsible land management aimed at designing appropriate interventions into the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResponsible and Smart Land Management Interventions
Subtitle of host publicationAn African Context
EditorsWalter Timo de Vries, John Tiah Bugri, Fatima Mandhu
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781003021636
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2020
EventLANDac Annual International Conference 2019 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 4 Jul 20195 Jul 2019


ConferenceLANDac Annual International Conference 2019
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  • Customary land rights
  • Food security
  • Responsible land management interventions
  • Land tenure security
  • 22/3 OA procedure


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