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Do Overlapping Land Rights Reduce Agricultural Investment? Evidence from Uganda

Do Overlapping Land Rights Reduce Agricultural Investment? Evidence from Uganda While the need for land‐related investment for sustainable land management and increased productivity is well recognized, quantitative evidence on agricultural productivity effects of secure property rights in Africa is scant. Within‐household analysis of investments by owner‐cum‐occupants in Uganda points toward significant and quantitatively large investment effects of full ownership. Registration is estimated to have no investment effects, whereas measures to strengthen occupancy rights attenuate investment disincentives. While this supports the importance of secure tenure as a precondition for growth, it also suggests that interventions aiming to increase tenure security need to be context‐specific for it to be fully effective. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Agricultural Economics Wiley

Do Overlapping Land Rights Reduce Agricultural Investment? Evidence from Uganda

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
ISSN
0002-9092
eISSN
1467-8276
DOI
10.1111/j.1467-8276.2008.01171.x
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Abstract

While the need for land‐related investment for sustainable land management and increased productivity is well recognized, quantitative evidence on agricultural productivity effects of secure property rights in Africa is scant. Within‐household analysis of investments by owner‐cum‐occupants in Uganda points toward significant and quantitatively large investment effects of full ownership. Registration is estimated to have no investment effects, whereas measures to strengthen occupancy rights attenuate investment disincentives. While this supports the importance of secure tenure as a precondition for growth, it also suggests that interventions aiming to increase tenure security need to be context‐specific for it to be fully effective.

Journal

American Journal of Agricultural EconomicsWiley

Published: Nov 1, 2008

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