Country Togo
Region Africa
Duration Start 1 August, 2022 till 31 July, 2023
Field of expertise Building More Effective Public Administration
Policy field(s) Cadastre
Institutional development
Legislation and regulation
Public policy and planning
Partners Cadasta Foundation
Funding OMCA-Togo
Project code 11460
The Land Reform for Agricultural Productivity (LRAP) project, funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), is led by the Millennium Challenge Account Togo (OMCA-Togo) to support the Togolese government in its land reform process and the operationalisation of the land and property code (Law n°2018-005 of 14 June 2018). The LRAP project will ultimately improve the security of land tenure with a view to increasing investment in the agricultural sector. It is implemented over a basic period of 12 months and an optional period of 31 months.
In the framework of the implementation of this project, the Consortium VNG International, Cadasta Foundation, Kadaster International and WiLDAF-Togo provides technical assistance to OMCA-Togo, to implement the project activities. The Technical Assistance Team (TAT) to the project is to support: the design and testing of land tenure methodologies; the identification of the least complicated and inexpensive approaches to land tenure security in rural areas; and the improvement of regulations, administrative procedures and practices.

Activity 1: Support the development of an improved regulatory framework
Sub-activity 1.1: Preparing government stakeholders to participate in the development of the regulatory framework of the new Land and Property Code
Sub-activity 1.2: Supporting the Togolese government in determining priorities and developing guidelines for the drafting of implementing decrees for the Land and Property Code
Sub-activity 1.3: Designing and planning the drafting of implementation decrees
Sub-activity 1.4: Supporting the drafting, restitution and finalisation of application decrees

Activity 2: Develop and field test cost-effective methodologies to protect customary land rights
Sub-activity 2.2: Methodology 1 - Identification and mapping of land rights; Identify, map and register customary land rights
Sub-activity 2.3: Methodology 2 - Land information management; Managing legal and spatial land information at local level
Sub-activity 2.4: Methodology 3 - Land registration procedures; Developing alternative, less costly and less complicated instruments and procedures to secure customary land rights
Sub-activity 2.5: Methodology 4 - Land conflict management; Managing and resolving customary land conflicts