SAITA research addresses the politics of land in Africa, with attention to land access, tenure regimes, forms of governance and administration of land rights.


Key focus areas:

  • we emphasize the central role of access to land and related natural resources, particularly water, within the multiple livelihoods of the poor. 
  • We explore socially differentiated patterns of natural resource access and land administration. Here, we seek to understand the links between property regimes, production systems and power relations, and to draw out the lessons for policy and implementation.
  • We also explore land reform programs which are aimed at land redistribution, land restitution and land tenure reform. this means that research centers on policy processes, policy frameworks, law reforms, institutional arrangements and implementation modalities