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Land Rights and Carbon Credits: A Climate-Altered Synergy

Introduction- Looking into Kenya Picture this: vast fields of lush greenery, stretching as far as the eye can see. Majestic trees standing tall, providing shade and shelter to a diverse ecosystem. This is not just any land; it holds immense potential in combating climate change while protecting the rights of local communities. In Kenya, where …

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“Nurturing Africa’s Future: The Youth, Land, and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth”

Land! One of the most coveted resources globally but more so in the African cultures. In Africa, for instance, access to, use, and control over land are indistinguishably linked to access to other economic and productive resources. Moreover, the value of land in Africa transcends economic and market value. It extends to social, cultural, and …

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“Navigating Land Registration and Legislation in Kenya: A Comprehensive Overview”

Land Registration Kenya adopted a National Land Policy in 2009 after over ten years of consultation and debate. It provided a blueprint for a host of land reforms in the country, many enshrined in the 2010 constitution. The Constitution delved on land and environment in chapter five. It provided that the use and management of …

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SOUTH AFRICA LAND REFORMS (PART 2 cont..)

It is estimated that by the end of apartheid, about 60000 white settlers controlled 86% of South Africa’s farmland. This is about 82 million hectares.However black south African’s in rural areas constituting of 30% of the population held less than 15% of the farmland.The latter held their land under informal land tenure systems.Moreover, an estimated …

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SOUTH AFRICA:EARLY LAND EXPROPRIATION-Part 1

South Africa Population: 58 million (2018) Area: 1,220,813 square kilometers The degree to which European settlers—mainly Dutch and British settlers displaced the indigenous people of South Africa was greater than in any other country in Africa..Even though the scramble for Africa was not until the 19th century, South Africa European domination began almost two centuries …

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Agriculture,Food Security & Livelihoods

Most rural areas in Africa heavily rely on agriculture as a key to food security and support for livelihoods, employment and income.Agriculture is mainly practiced by small scale farmers.Often it’s characterized by mixed crop-livestock farming.If your village is like mine am sure this is familiar. Such practices can be attributed to tenure systems and agricultural …

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“Shifting Landscapes: Exploring the Impact of Land Use Changes on Nairobi National Park”

Formally known as Nairobi Royal National Park, the park in the city has once again been a trending topic on Kenya twitter trends. Over the weekend twitter was fire! A year ago comments via a tweet questioned the worth of retaining the park. The appointment of the comments bearer to the tourism board was a …

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