The Land tenure in Northern Africa Challenges and opportunities
Keywords:land tenure, formal rights, Northern Africa, ownerships, land governance, benchmark, sustainable development, inclusion, equity.
AbstractIn Northern Africa region, land administration and land management systems are characterized by the existence of various institutions and a diversity of land tenures. In order to meet the requirements of the new era, a series of emerging policies has been developed and implemented according to the national needs and to the international regulations. In terms of historical events, we distinguish in the Northern Africa three different groups’ state members: (1) Sudan and Egypt, and (2) Tunisia and Morocco, (3) Algeria and Mauritania. This paper has the aim to outline the diversity of land tenure in northern Africa and to analyze the economic viability of the land governing systems and the key factors that lead to achieving social equity and economical outcomes for the region.