The paper "Preferences for land sales legalization and land values in Ethiopia" written by Stein T. Holden, Sosina Bezu has been published in Land Use Policy.

The paper "Unlock the lock-in! Balance of rights in relation to betterment and compensation in Poland" written by Małgorzata Barbara Havel s now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

The paper "A Land Tenure Module for LSMS" written by Stein T. Holden, Daniel Ali, Klaus Deininger and Thea Hilhorst is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

Land Rental Project Workshop took place in Addis Ababa on the 110th-11th of December.

Stein T. Holden will participate in the workshop organized by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome on the 16th -17th of December that has an objective of identifying specific groups that could collaborate on a new research project.

The paper "The Role of Land Certification in Reducing Gaps in Productivity between Male- and Female-Owned Farms in Rural Ethiopia" written by Mintewab Bezabih, Stein Holden and Andrea Mannberg has been published in the Journal of Development Studies.

The paper "Subsidies promote use of drought tolerant maize varieties despite variable yield performance under smallholder environments in Malawi" written by Stein T. Holden and Monica Fisher has been published in Food Security.

David Adamson, senior research officer in natural resources at the University of Queensland, will hold a presentation on the 19th of November, at 12.15 in T452, Tower Building.


The paper "Delineation of property rights as institutional foundations for urban land markets in transition" written by Małgorzata Barbara Havel has been published in Land Use Policy.

The paper "Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation: Leakage or Synergy?" written by Philippe Delacote and Arild Angelsen has been published in Land Economics.

The paper "Rural Households' Demand for Frankincense Forest Conservation in Tigray, Ethiopia: A Contingent Valuation Analysis" written by Mesfin Tilahun, Liesbet Vranken, Bart Muys, Jozef Deckers, Kidanemariam Gebregziabher, Kindeya Gebrehiwot, Hans Bauer and Erik Mathijs been published in Journal of Land Degradation and Development.

The paper "Impact of membership in frankincense cooperative firms on rural income and poverty in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia" written by Mesfin Tilahun, Miet Maertens, Jozef Deckers, Bart Muys and Erik Mathijs been published in Forest Policy and Economics.


Hambulo Ngoma, Brian P. Mulenga and Thomas S. Jayne have presented the poster with the title "Factors associated with farmers' use of minimum tillage in Zambia" on the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 11.-14. October.


Stein Holden held presentation with the title "Climate risk and state-contingent technology adoption: The role of risk preferences and probability weighting" on the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 11.-14. October.


Hosaena Ghebru and Stein Holden have presented the poster with the title "Links Between Food Security and Tenure Security: Panel Data Evidence from Ethiopia" on the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 11.-14. October.

Mesfin Tilahun Gelaye, post doc reasearcher at the School of Economics and Business, is a lead co-author of the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative Report 2015 on "The Economics of Land Degradation in Africa".

The paper "On the commons of developed industrialized countries" written by Erling Berge and Margaret Mckean has been published in the International Journal of the Commons.

The paper "On enclosure Norwegian style" written by Erling Berge and Anne Sigrid Haugset has been published in the International Journal of the Commons.

The paper "Does Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program improve child nutrition?" written by Bethelhem Legesse Debela, Gerald Shively and Stein T. Holden has been published in the Journal of Food Security.

Mesfin Tilahun Gelaye, post doc reasearcher at the School of Economics and Business, and his co-authors contributed a case study to the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Report 2015 on "The Value of Land". The report has been launched at the European Commision on September 15th.

Stein T. Holden held presentation at the workshop on "Local level food and nutrition security and the role of subsistence/smallholder farms" in Seville, September 10th.

The paper "Experimental tests of tropical forest conservation measures" written by Øyvind Nystad Handberg and Arild Angelsen has been published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

The paper "Street based self-employment: A poverty trap or a stepping stone for migrant youth in Africa?" written by Sosina Bezu and Stein T. Holden is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Annual Report 2014 is now available online.

The paper "Generosity and sharing among villagers:Do women give more?" written by Sosina Bezu and Stein T. Holden has been published in the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.

The paper "Risk Preferences, Shocks and Technology Adoption: Farmers’ Responses to Drought Risk" written by Stein T. Holden is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

The paper "Enclosure Norwegian Style: the Withering Away of an Institution" written by Erling Berge and Anne Sigrid Haugset is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

The paper "Technical Efficiency and Productivity Differential Effects of Land Right Certification: A Quasi-Experimental Evidence" written by Hosaena Ghebru and Stein T. Holden has been published in the Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture.

Ephraim Nkonya, senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Insitutte (IFPRI), will hold a presentation on the 27th of March, at 09.00 in T450, Tower Building.

The paper "A tragedy of errors? Institutional dynamics and land tenure in Finnmark, Norway" written by Andrei Marin and Ivar Bjørklund has been published in the International Journal of the Commons.

The paper "Can Adoption of Improved Maize Varieties Help Smallholder Farmers Adapt to Drought? Evidence from Malawi" written by Stein T. Holden and Monica Fischer is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

The paper "Tools, Fertilizer or Cash? Exchange Asymmetries in Productive Assets" written by Stein T. Holden and Sosina Bezu is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

New CLTS Research Report written by Sosina Bezu and Stein T. Holden is based on the project between CLTS and UN-Habitat with the title "Research on Land Access and Youth Livelihood Opportunities in Southern Ethiopia".

The paper "Land Valuation and Perceptions of Land Sales Prohibition in Ethiopia" written by Stein T. Holden and Sosina Bezu is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

The paper "Reverse-Share-Tenancy and Agricultural Efficiency: Farm-Level Evidence from Ethiopia" written by Hosaena H. Ghebru and Stein T. Holden has been published in the international Journal of African Economies.

The paper "Risky Choices of Poor People: Comparing Risk Preference Elicitation Approaches in Field Experiments" written by Stein T. Holden is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

The paper "Activity Choice in Rural Non-farm Employment (RNFE): Survival versus accumulative strategy" written by Sosina Bezu, Christopher B. Barrett and Stein T. Holden is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

The agreement between CLTS and UN-Habitat on the project with the title "Research on Land Access and Youth Livelihood Opportunities in Southern Ethiopia" has been extended until 31st of March 2015.

The paper "How Does Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program Affect Livestock Accumulation and Children’s Education?" written by Bethelhem Legesse Debela and Stein T. Holden is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

Dr. Bill Kinsey, senior research fellow at Ruzivo Trust, will hold a presentation on the 26th of September, at 13.00-15.00 in the Thor Larsen Attic, 3rd floor, Tivoli Building.

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