Changing Land-Tenure Arrangements And Access To Primary Assets Under Globalization
Source: United Nations University
This paper illustrates how, in relation to globalization, formal and informal land institutions are prone to generate conflict over land rights and examines the implications of such conflicts on security levels of access to primary assets for the poor in two villages in Cameroon - Vekovi and Ekona. The land laws in Cameroon are an outcome of its colonial heritage and exist alongside the communal tenure system. As the issue of land awareness comes to the fore, engendered partly by population pressure, relative price changes and the commoditization of land, conflicts develop: farmer - grazer conflicts in Vekovi, and farmer - farmer and indigenous people - state conflicts in Ekona.