Perception of land dispute in Senegal

09 Sep
perception du litige foncier au sénégal

Context and objectives

In Senegal, strong demographic growth, the development of agri-food industries as well as galloping urbanization have induced a significant pressure on land. The race for land ownership has become a flourishing business, a source of great of various actors. In its April 2017 report, the National Commission on Land Reforms (dissolved the same year) sounded the alarm. In its report dated April 2017, the National Commission on Land Reforms (dissolved the same year) sounded the alarm by stating that “land conflicts are characterized by their multiplicity, diversity and the variable nature of their intensity and their triggering factors. Their management is complex and delicate, especially in the context of sub-Saharan countries where legislation coexists with customs that are still alive”. Naturally, these conflicts have generated multiple confrontations based on different legitimacies and rights in both urban and rural areas, as evidenced by the President of the Republic Macky SALL who stated that Republic Macky SALL who specifies that more than 90% of the alerts for conflict risks he receives concern land.

Thus, it appears obvious that land tenure is a real concern for populations aspiring to become property owners. At
the scale and recurrence of these disputes on the national territory, the question of land insecurity arises within the urban and rural urban and rural populations. The example of Mbour 4 Extension (Department of Thiès) is a good illustration, not to mention the sad Ndingler dispute.

It is in this context that DOLPH-STATS CONSULTING, a consulting firm in statistical studies, has launched a study to collect the perception of the Senegalese towards land disputes in the national territory. This study does not focus only on legal title holders holders of legal titles but on the whole Senegalese population in order to take into account the opinions of all social strata.

Study Data Sheet

  • Online self-administered questionnaire survey
  • Form length 3 min.
  • Collection date: February 26 to May 04 May 2021
  • Sample of 200 people aged 18 years and older
  • Quota method with stratification by gender, age, agglomeration
Author: Testeur TESTNOM