Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2017)
Contraintes d’accès de la jeunesse à la terre et mutation dans la gestion foncière à Bonoua (Côte d’Ivoire)
Author(s): Raphaël Kouadio Oura, Louise Aya Kouakou, Abou Kouamé N’dri
Abstract: In Bonoua, in the south-east of Côte d'Ivoire, young people face many social and cultural constraints. Here, land management is based on a matrilineal system; the inheritance takes place from the uncle to the uterine nephew. Apart from him, all the others, as well as the children of the dead uncle, have no rights over the land. They must wait until the death of the uncle where the new heir is appointed. However, the management of the land knew some modifications over these past few years. Young people, helped by the school teachings and even the church, challenge it and opt for positive law. The study was conducted in three villages where a questionnaire was meant for 90 household heads and an interview guide to customary authorities and youth presidents. The objective of this study is to analyze the changes that are currently taking place around land management in Bonoua in relation to the demands of its youth.