Till to tiller: International migration, remittances and land rights in West Africa

Issue paper
, 92 pages
PDF (480.23 KB)
English, Fran├žais
Published: October 2004
Drylands Issue Paper
ISBN: 9781843695370
Product code:9508IIED

Migrants are important to development and poverty reduction in their home countries. For many countries the levels of remittances from relatives abroad exceed development and foreign direct investment. This study explores the linkages between international remittances and access to land in the home countries, with a focus on West Africa, specifically Ghana and Senegal.