Land ownership in the economic development of Ghana 1945-1975

by Nicholas Wadie Ababio-Appah

Publisher: Ekonomisk-historiska föreningen i Lund] in Lund [Sweden

Written in English
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  • Land tenure -- Ghana -- History.,
  • Land reform -- Ghana -- History.,
  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Ghana -- History.

Edition Notes

Statementby Nicholas Wadie Ababio-Appah.
SeriesSkrifter utgivna av Ekonomisk-historiska föreningen i Lund ;, 31
LC ClassificationsHD1022.Z63 A2 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination217 p. :
Number of Pages217
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3886014M
ISBN 109185611026
LC Control Number81214157

Ghana’s Economic and Agricultural Transformation reveals that despite over 30 years of continuous growth in per capita income and rapid urbanization, Ghana has not been able to industrialize and most of its workers are trapped in traditional or low productivity agriculture or low productivity jobs in the services sector. Using a wide range of. Talking Land. Challenges Facing Women in the Extractive Industry By Faith Alubbe, Program Advisor at the Human Rights Commission, Kenya. African Land Rights The Year in Review By Reem Gaafar, Attorney and Land Tenure Specialist, Africa Program, Landesa.   The Economic Development of Ghana Ghana is an African country located on the western side of Africa. Its neighbors are Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and Cote D'Ivoire to the west. It has a population of 18,, and a population density of people per square mile. Ghana - Ghana - Economy: The economy is a mixture of private and public enterprise. About three-fifths of the GDP is derived from the services sector, agriculture contributes almost one-fifth, and industry about one-fourth. Before independence the government’s role was confined mainly to the provision of such basic utilities as water, electricity, railways, roads, and postal services.

This themed issue of Land Use Policy builds mainly on papers presented at an international conference on ‘Land Use Issues and Policy in China under Rapid Rural and Urban Transformation’, convened by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China, in October The conference set out to share and promote new scientific findings from a range of disciplines that advance research on land Cited by: “ Land Takings in the Private Interest: Comparisons of Urban Land Development Controversies in the United States, China, and Vietnam.” Cityscape, 11 (1). Kitchens, C. Cited by: 4. Ghana’s economic freedom score is , making its economy the th freest in the Index. Its overall score has increased by point, helped by a higher fiscal health score. The Economic Development of Ghana Ghana is an African country located on the western side of Africa. Its neighbors are Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and Cote D'Ivoire to the west. It has a population of 18,, and a .

  Improving tenure security for both men and women responds to the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) target of “all men and women having equal rights to ownership and control over land by ” Reaching this goal will require investing in securing land and property rights through systematic campaigns to record all land rights and issue. The land is the property of the State and cannot be sold or otherwise alienated, mortgaged or encumbered. ARTICLE 4 State land fund Inthe Republic of Mozambique, all land makes up the State Land Fund. ARTICLE 5 National Land Cadastre 1. The National Land Cadastre shall consist of all necessary data to: a) Know the economic and legal status of File Size: KB. At times it may be useful to simplify the representation of property rights by identifying: use rights: rights to use the land for grazing, growing subsistence crops, gathering minor forestry products, etc. control rights: rights to make decisions how the land should be used including deciding what crops should be planted, and to benefit financially from the sale of crops, etc. Colonialism and Economic Development in Africa Leander Heldring and James A. Robinson NBER Working Paper No. November JEL No. N37,N47,O55 ABSTRACT In this paper we evaluate the impact of colonialism on development in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the world context, colonialism had very heterogeneous effects, operating through many Cited by:

Land ownership in the economic development of Ghana 1945-1975 by Nicholas Wadie Ababio-Appah Download PDF EPUB FB2

According to Ollenu, there is no land in Ghana without an owner. Therefore, every land in Ghana is under the jurisdiction or care of someone. The forms of Land ownership in Ghana are state, vested, stool, family and private or individual.

Land is the most powerful asset in the world due to its high demand rate in all aspect of development. Ghana having a total land size ofsquare kilometers is rich in land and natural Author: Ebenezer Gyamera. Land Ownership in Ghana. By meQasaCategories: Land.

Reading Time: 2minutes. Every first Friday of the month in December commemorates Farmers’ Day in Ghana. This is a day set aside to celebrate the farmers and fishers who have provided food for the entire populace throughout the year.

Land Ownership in Ghana (Part 1) This blog has outlined the different types of land ownership in Ghana. Understanding these will help to prevent any struggles when you decide to acquire land. Land in Ghana is held from various stool/skin lands, families or clans, which are the allodial owners.

• The opportunities to settle Ghana’s land question, promote efficient land markets and secure economic and financial returns from public and vested lands have all, so far, been missed. Resilience of customary land tenure and management systems • Customary land tenure systems and management mechanisms remain strong, dynamic and Cited by: Figure 1 { Growth rate of per capita GDP in Ghana, averages over 5 years: Data from are used.

Values are 5-year averages for the yearsand averages of years for values that correspond to the years and Size: 1MB. This blog has outlined the different types of land ownership in Ghana. Understanding these as well as our post on how to avoid land litigation will help to prevent any struggles when you decide to acquire land.

Types of Land Ownership. Land in Ghana is held from various stool/skin lands, families or clans, which are the allodial owners. These lands are known as customary lands and, according. The WLCA project with funding support from Friends of Transparency International (TI) is a project being implemented by TI chapters in Zimbabwe, Ghana and Uganda and coordinated by TI Secretariat (TIS) in Berlin.

Introduction. In Africa, a large portion of arable land is File Size: KB. The economy of Ghana has a diverse and rich resource base, including the manufacturing and exportation of digital technology goods, automotive and ship construction and exportation, and the exportation of diverse and rich resources such as hydrocarbons and industrial have given Ghana one of the highest GDP per capita in West Africa.

Country group: Developing/Emerging, Lower. Governance, Land Rights and Access to Land in Ghana to economic resources including land ownership and inheritance, credit, lack of access to education and support services and their minimal participation in the decision-making economic development of Ghana6.

Ghana – Economic Growth and Development Ghana is officially known as the Republic of Ghana, is one of the most important countries in West Africa. Ghana is located near the Golf of Guinee and the Atlantic Ocean, and it is spread on a surface ofkm² with a population of almost 28 million people, Ghana is dependent on a lot of imports.

In March the government of Ghana initiated a major effort to put environmental issues on the priority agenda through preparation of the National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP).

This was in reaction to a host of environmental problems that had arisen from the exploitation of Ghana’s abundant natural resources to meet socio-economic needs. Citizens in Ghana are fraught with difficult situation when it comes to land acquisition. The issues faced by the citizens are not related to land prices; rather it is the administrative system or the lack of it, that they fear most.

The long winding, extravagant formalities and procedures involving multiple agencies has create an environment. The capital and largest city is Accra. Land and People. Modern Ghana comprises the former British colony of the Gold Coast and the former mandated territory of British Togoland.

It is bordered by the Côte d'Ivoire on the west, Burkina Faso on the north, and Togo on the east. And therein lies a new "idiom of planning" overtaking many African cities as they navigate rapid urbanization under competing land ownership and use laws that date back to British Colonial rule.

University at Buffalo urban planner Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah recently published an analysis of the complex legal and political backdrop to land tenure in Ghana in the journal Environment and.

The ownership of land is an emotive subject. We do not have to go far to encounter land problems which have led to war and civil strife. Right now land disputes have led to fights and loss of. Ghana land cover time series (,and ) Download land cover and graphs data.

The most obvious land cover change in Ghana is the major increase in agricultural land in all regions of the country. However, the largest increases can be seen in the northeast, east-central, and southwestern regions of Ghana. The Ghanaian Economy: an overview attempts at establishing a stock market in Ghana dates back to the s, it was not until late that the idea became a reality (Alagidede and Panagiotidis.

Almost 70 percent of Ghana’s land is used for agriculture, and 15 percent for natural pastures. But increased demand for land brought about by commercial development, mining, and biofuel production is leading to relocations and loss of livelihoods for smallholder farmers and pastoralists.

The Economic and Product Market Databook for Accra, Ghana Coming of Age in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century: The Case of Ghana (Fountain Series. land Land rights in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire Establishing and regulating land rights is vital for economic stability and growth in agrarian countries.

There are several different land rights systems in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, from customary laws to the law administered by state courts. PolicymakersFile Size: KB.

The notion that the formal titling and individualization of land rights in developing countries lead to higher investments in land and agricultural productivity holds sway in academic and development circles.

In this paper, this notion is analyzed based on a comparative study of land reform programs and their implications for access to land, credit, and agricultural investments in Ghana, Kenya Cited by: 8.

the context of Ghana’s development, access to land and other natural resources are key to basic livelihoods and often a question of fundamental human rights.

Ghana’s long-term vision is to become a middle-income country by the turn of year with significant improvements in living standards by this target period.

As an agriculture-drivenFile Size: KB. Ghana’s land tenure system impedes the country’s socio-economic development, and is completely out of place in a modern, progressive country. Ghana’s land tenure systems.

Factor of production. Land is considered one of the three factors of production (also sometimes called the three producer goods) along with capital, and l resources are fundamental to the production of all goods, including capital goods.

While the particular role of land in the economy was extensively debated in classical economics it played a minor role in the neoclassical. This book, like others in the series, does not seek to be exhaustive but rather However, rights to land are not just a source of economic production, but are also a basis of social relationships and cultural values, and a source of prestige and often power.

The resulting LAND TENURE Land tenure and rural development File Size: KB. LAND ADMINISTRATION GUIDELINES 4 The initial investment in a new land administration system may involve spending mil-lions of dollars and the processes may take between 5 and IO years.

Such an investment and time-scale are however essential if economic development is to be Size: KB. weight of state control over land rights and tenures administration. Land ownership, land rights and tenures in Ghana are administered in a plural legal environment with customary laws and norms operating along side statutes.

Customary lands form about 78 percent of the total land area in Ghana. OfFile Size: KB. projects in Ghana, United States, and Mexico that are important to the development of CFM as a form of sustainable development.

Clear land tenure, which includes ownership, access, and use rights, designates who may use a forest resource and to what degree, which can improve more sustainable management.

The development of strong. Ghana is located on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. Its economy is based on agriculture (accounting for one-third of the GDP), gold and cocoa. The vast majority – 68% – of Ghana’s land is used for agriculture and 15% as permanent natural pastures.


Ghana, country of western Africa, situated on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. Although relatively small in area and population, Ghana is one of the leading countries of Africa and is celebrated for its rich history. Ghana’s capital is the coastal city of Accra.

Learn more about the country of Ghana .UN member States endorsed the Agenda and committed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 Global Goals, in a year period.

The Agenda for Sustainable Development contains land-related targets and indicators under SDGs 1, 2, 5, 11 and