Participation, Innovative Approaches and Customary Cadastres: A Practical Experiment in Nanton, Ghana

K.O. Asiama, R.M. Bennett, J.A. Zevenbergen

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Abstract

The dearth of land information on customary lands limits the development and application of land consolidation. This paper presents and discusses the results of an experiment carried out to test the potential of participatory land administration applied on customary lands in support of land consolidation. The concept of Participatory Land Administration (PLA) which is developed in the context of the evolution of crowdsourced, volunteered, and participatory approaches provides new insights into neogeography and neocadastre, and fit-for-purpose and pro-poor land administration. The experiment’s area of interest is in Northern Ghana, a village called Nanton, where the local farming community was engaged to develop the process. The study involved collecting land information relating to farms over a two-week period, using a mobile app and an orthophoto, based on PLA. The results show that though PLA can potentially support land consolidation, further investigation is needed on how it can be integrated into the formal land registration system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2018
Subtitle of host publicationLand Governance in an Interconnected World : Washington, D.C. March 19-23, 2018
Place of PublicationWashington DC
PublisherThe World Bank
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2018

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Keywords

  • Participation
  • Land Consolidation
  • Innovative Approaches
  • Land Administration
  • Customary Lands

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Asiama, K. O., Bennett, R. M., & Zevenbergen, J. A. (2018). Participation, Innovative Approaches and Customary Cadastres: A Practical Experiment in Nanton, Ghana. In World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2018: Land Governance in an Interconnected World : Washington, D.C. March 19-23, 2018 Washington DC: The World Bank.
Asiama, K.O. ; Bennett, R.M. ; Zevenbergen, J.A. / Participation, Innovative Approaches and Customary Cadastres : A Practical Experiment in Nanton, Ghana. World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2018: Land Governance in an Interconnected World : Washington, D.C. March 19-23, 2018. Washington DC : The World Bank, 2018.
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Asiama, KO, Bennett, RM & Zevenbergen, JA 2018, Participation, Innovative Approaches and Customary Cadastres: A Practical Experiment in Nanton, Ghana. in World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2018: Land Governance in an Interconnected World : Washington, D.C. March 19-23, 2018. The World Bank, Washington DC.

Participation, Innovative Approaches and Customary Cadastres : A Practical Experiment in Nanton, Ghana. / Asiama, K.O.; Bennett, R.M.; Zevenbergen, J.A.

World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2018: Land Governance in an Interconnected World : Washington, D.C. March 19-23, 2018. Washington DC : The World Bank, 2018.

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Asiama KO, Bennett RM, Zevenbergen JA. Participation, Innovative Approaches and Customary Cadastres: A Practical Experiment in Nanton, Ghana. In World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2018: Land Governance in an Interconnected World : Washington, D.C. March 19-23, 2018. Washington DC: The World Bank. 2018