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Type Report
Title Land policies and their implications for small holder agriculture in Africa: A review of policies in six countries
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
This report presents a review of national land and agricultural policies and policy formulation and
implementation processes in Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique and Zambia - six out
of the sixteen African countries in which AGRA is active. The review was undertaken during the
months of June and July 2014to facilitate provision of high quality policy support to AGRA
program countries to develop and implement land policies that will strengthen property rights to
enhance investments and innovations by farmers for improved agricultural productivity. The
report presents lessons on good and bad practice of agricultural policy formulation and
implementation in Africa and recommends strategies to inform the work of AGRA and its partner
countries going forward.
The review involved primarily the study and analysis of policy instruments on land
administration and agricultural development from the six countries, as well as related regional
instruments from the AU, COMESA ECOWAS, and SADC. Three country visits were
undertaken to Uganda, Ghana and Mozambique, during which targeted key informant interviews
were conducted in Kampala, Accra and Maputo respectively. During the interviews, perspectives
of representatives of key stakeholder groups, among them Government officials, the private
sector and civil society were solicited.

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