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Central and Eastern Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Cameroon

First published on 12/31/2007, and last updated on 06/02/2017

Wide differences exist between the four countries with regard to the size, and occurrence of CCAs. This appears to be the result of a complex set of reasons, but includes factors such as enabling policy/legislation, population density and demand for land, and the presence of traditional/indigenous communities who have lived in an area with relatively little disturbance.

The status and durability of CCAs is critically dependent on the ability of local communities to make decisions about land and resource uses, hold secure tenure over resources, and exclude outsiders from appropriating resources.

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