Land Tenure Practices and Women's Right to Land : Implications for Access to Natural Resources (Anglophone Cameroon)

Women's right to land in Anglophone Cameroon is subject to two conflicting regimes, customary and statutory. This grant will allow a team of researchers to examine women's right to land under statutory and customary law, and how access to land (or lack of it) affects women's economic status and participation in the management of natural resources. Researchers will carry out a survey and key informant interviews on seven purposively selected sites, and identify best practices. These will, in turn, inform recommendations on how to harmonize the conflicting tenure laws, as well as capacity building exercises for advocates and policymakers.

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Project status


Start Date

Monday, October 20, 2008

End Date

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


32 months

IDRC Officer

Thioune, Ramata Aw

Total funding

CA$ 482,700


Cameroon, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Employment and Growth

Project Leader

Irene Sama Lang

Project Leader

Dr. Lotsmaart Fonjong (Ph.D)


University of Buea

Institution Country