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Farmer participation in land- use negotiations in Thiès Region, Senegal (PLA 44)

Faced with increasing conflict between farmers groups and municipal councils as urban sprawl slowly envelops agricultural areas, this paper details the result of a participation process that encouraged dialogue between the two groups. This process not only provided strategies to resolve the crisis, but also highlighted the different ways the groups view land rights.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org

This article was published in PLA 44: Local Government and Participation (June 2002).
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