Land Code in Action – Transforming Lives in Togo’s Rural Communities

September 2023
International Land Coalition Africa

Sometimes pictures tell the best stories. This photo essay from the International Land Coalition’s Africa team showcases the pilot work of the National Land Coalition in Togo to implement the country’s Land and Property Code at grassroots level. The Code, adopted in 2018, advocated for secure, equitable rural land rights, combating land grabbing, advancing community land registration, and improving policies and practices related to land and natural resource management, small-scale farming, and food security. The photo essay includes a link to a 4 minute video clip ( about the importance of local land and natural resources to people’s livelihoods, and the greater food security that implementation of the Land Code has led to, via improved tenure security from conflict resolution through mapping and boundary demarcation.