The first day focused on the topic of Commercial pressures on West African land". Bringing together some 200 stakeholders, the Bamako meeting highlighted a large diversity of viewpoints on opportunities and risks related to land transactions. Discussions paved the way for consensual solutions and proposals for co-ordinated actions in West Africa, calling for more synergy between regional institutions. The stakeholders agreed on the need to approach this issue from three angles: human rights, land tenure policies and investment frameworks.
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