La gestion des conflits fonciers au Sénégal (les villages traditionnels de la région de Dakar, la Zone des Niayes et le Delta)
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The author presents case studies of land tenure problems in three villages in Senegal. His concentration is on the legal (modern and traditional/religious) conflicts stemming from changes in land use. The historical development of land tenure law in Senegal is presented. Among the causes of conflict described is the increasing population and poverty. One case study area involved an analysis of a farmer/herder conflict caused by animal damage in farmers¿ fields. The problem was solved through compromise by the parties at the community level: livestock pasture zones and areas of access to water were delimited. The author emphasizes the important role in conflict management that is played by traditional and religious leaders. The lack of a sufficient system of communication with the population concerning tenure rights and associated literacy problems are discussed.