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Programme de Conservation et de Gestion des Ressources Naturelles - Bénin ProCGRN. Benin: Linking Land Rights to Land Use Planning. “Conference on New challenges for Land Policy and Administration „ 14 - 15 February, 2008 Washington, USA.
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et de Gestion des Ressources
Naturelles - BéninProCGRN
Benin: Linking Land Rights to Land Use Planning
“Conference on New challenges for Land Policy and Administration „
14 - 15 February, 2008 Washington, USA
Rural population takes more advantage from the sustainable use of natural resourcesProgramme objective (2004 – 2014)
Organising aerial photos campaign
Organising basic documents for mapping
Map of plots
Drafting map of plots and Land register
Informing the target population
Investigating regional level tenure system
Publishing the documents
Lexiques des normes et termes fonciers locaux
Getting ready the final documents
Investigating Village level tenure system
The Process of establishment of a plan foncier rural
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, DE L'ELEVAGE AND FISHERY
VILLAGES COUVERED ON PILOT SITES WITH PLAN FONCIER RURAL ( PFR )
- Nbr of villages : 07 - Total area : 8.522 ha
- Average size of plots : 5 ha
- Nbr of villages : 08 - Total area : 9.000 ha
- Average size of plots : 46 ha
Réalisation : Daniel TOSSOU
PGTRN / MAI 2003
Total nbr of villages : 41
Source : Survey 2006
+++: very frequent; ++: frequent; +: almost inexistent
Certificate can be transformed into title-deed at a much lower cost that it uses to be (e.g. : no registration fees if plot not bought; with the map of plots, no charge for pre-demarcation).
Farmers can use Certificate as pledge to get access to credit.Major advantages of the new law
It is the mayor who :
Transmits the demands from the villages for the establishment of PFR;
Launches and closes the operations;
Delivers the certificates;
Transmits the requests for transforming certificates into title-deed;
Insures the conservation of the documents (maps of plots and land registers)
Manages the land information and insures its updating.
There are land management committees both at village and communal levels.