Land Rights in Africa

We are pleased to host the ’Land Rights in Africa’ site as a contribution to the land rights dialogue and related debates. This website was created in January 2000 by Robin Palmer, and was originally housed by Oxfam GB, where Robin worked as a Land Rights Adviser. A library of resources on land rights in Africa – with a particular focus on women’s land rights and on the impact of land grabbing in Africa – the portal has been well received by practitioners, researchers and policy makers, and has grown considerably over the years. Since 2012, Mokoro has been hosting and maintaining the site.

Here are some links to other relevant sites.


Robin Palmer sadly passed away in February 2023. Many tributes have recognised the tremendous personal contribution that Robin has made to supporting land rights in Africa, including through his curation of this site until his retirement in 2021; this includes tributes by Martin Adams, Craig Castro and Ian Scoones.