Land Rights and Land Conflicts in Africa: The Tanzania Case

November 2006
Rie Odgaard (Danish Institute for International Studies)

Issues identified as being of major importance in relation to the land rights and land conflict situation are: questions related to governance; contradictions and lack of harmonisation between recent laws and policies in Tanzania; the existing power relations (including gender relations); and present development priorities. Makes it clear that dealing with land matters is in essence political and presents a series of recommendations for interventions in the field of land rights.