Whose Land is It Anyways? An Intergenerational Dialogue Exploring Solutions to Land Tenure Challenges

21 Jun 2021

Land is soil, land is food, land is life. Women’s, youths’ and pastoralists’ livelihoods and income often depend on it, but limited availability of communal land and challenges in formal ownership are increasingly creating tension between herders, farmers and investors. While formal land security in Africa is increasing, the number of land disputes is also on the rise, with women and youth often on the losing end. This plenary represents an intergenerational conversation among farmers, pastoralists, youth and elders, who share their challenges and collectively explore solutions.

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Keyword(s): Africa, agropastoralism, drylands, land conflict, land disputes, land rights, land security, pastoralism, restoration, youth

Ecosystem(s): Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Africa

  • Global Landscapes Forum


  • Elizabeth Mpofu

    Founding member, General Coordinator, African Women Collaborative for Healthy Food Systems, Via Campesina

  • Diana Kyalo

    Founder and writer, Landpages

  • Amina Aden Maalim

    Research scientist, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)

  • Check Abdel Kader Baba

    Research associate country program manager, TMG Research