Only 40% of 7.3 million hectares of land leased or acquired in Africa was developedWhile land is one of Africa’s most important resources, land is also one of the sources of contention on the continent. Between 2010 and 2020, while some 7.3 million hectares of land have been leased or acquired in Africa, only 40 per cent of that has been eventually developed. Prof Kimani Njogu of the Africa Land Policy Centre (ALPC) of the Economic Commission for Africa acknowledged that the media is key to socio-economic transformation of Africa. “Land based resources provide opportunity for the youth, but land governance concerns ought to be addressed,” he said. The 2023 Conference on Land Policy in Africa is under the theme: “Promoting Sustainable Land Governance in Africa for Accelerated Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area”, from November 21 to 24, 2023.
Source: Ethiopian News November 20, 2023 15:45 UTC