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Celebrating land rights in Tanzania

Last week, Concern Worldwide and the EU paid tribute to the outstanding work that Tanzania’s Iringa District Council has done over the past six years, especially in the area of land rights.

Outstanding achievement

To date, 8,016 certificates of customary right of occupancy have been issued to individuals in Iringa district. These certificates recognise and formally acknowledge existing rights to land. Of these, 6,002 were funded by Concern and 2,014 were funded by the Tanzanian government. Concern’s CEO, Tom Arnold and Gianluca Azzoni, head of natural resources section in EU Delegation Tanzania, went to Tanzania to commend these achievements.

Agricultural transformation

Concern CEO Tom Arnold said:

Helping people get formal access to their land is one of the most crucial elements of our work with agriculture. The partnership between Concern and Iringa Land Department is a good illustration of working together to improve the lives of Tanzanians.

Partially funded by the EU