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CLTS Working Paper on Gender Assessment of Youth Business Groups

CLTS Working Paper on Gender Assessment of Youth Business Groups

The paper "Gender Assessment of Youth Business Groups: Female Participation and Characteristics" written by Stein T. Holden and Mesfin Tilahun is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on Youth Business Groups and Leadership

CLTS Working Paper on Youth Business Groups and Leadership

The paper "Youth Business Groups and Leadership: - Group Leader and Member Survey Statistics" written by Stein T. Holden and Mesfin Tilahun is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on land-poor youth accessing rented land

CLTS Working Paper on land-poor youth accessing rented land

The paper "Are land-poor youth accessing rented land? Evidence from northern Ethiopia " written by Stein T. Holden and Mesfin Tilahun is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

New Journal Paper on Variation in Output Shares and Endogenous Matching in Land Rental Contracts

New Journal Paper on Variation in Output Shares and Endogenous Matching in Land Rental Contracts

The paper "Variation in Output Shares and Endogenous Matching in Land Rental Contracts: Evidence from Ethiopia" written by Desta B. Gebrehiwot and Stein T. Holden has been published in Journal of Agricultural Economics.

CLTS Working Paper on how related are risk preferences and time preferences

CLTS Working Paper on how related are risk preferences and time preferences

The paper "How related are risk preferences and time preferences?" written by Stein T. Holden and Mesfin Tilahun is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

New Journal Paper on Spatial fixed effects in urban econometrics

New Journal Paper on Spatial fixed effects in urban econometrics

The paper "Learning from man or machine: Spatial fixed effects in urban econometrics" written by Åvald Sommervoll and Dag Einar Sommervoll has been published in the Regional Science and Urban Economics.

CLTS Working Paper on risk preferences, choice list design, and measurement error

CLTS Working Paper on risk preferences, choice list design, and measurement error

The paper "The Devil is in the Details: Risk Preferences, Choice List Design, and Measurement Error" written by Stein T. Holden and Mesfin Tilahun is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on learning cooperation from the commons

CLTS Working Paper on learning cooperation from the commons

The paper "The paper "Learning cooperation from the commons" written by Erling Berge is now published as a CLTS Working Paper. 

CLTS Working Paper on urban proximity, demand for land and land prices in Malawi

CLTS Working Paper on urban proximity, demand for land and land prices in Malawi

The paper "Urban proximity, demand for land and land prices in Malawi" written by Sarah E. Tione and Stein T. Holden is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

New Journal Paper on population pressure effects on farm intensification

New Journal Paper on population pressure effects on farm intensification

The paper "Does population pressure induce farm intensification? empirical evidence from Tigrai Region, Ethiopia" written by Muuz Hadush, Stein T. Holden, Mesfin Tilahun has been published in the Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economics.

New Journal Paper on tenants’ land access in the rental market

New Journal Paper on tenants’ land access in the rental market

The paper "Tenants’ land access in the rental market: evidence from northern Ethiopia" written by Menasbo Gebru, Stein T. Holden, Mesfin Tilahun has been published in the Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economics.

New Journal Paper on economics of farm input subsidies in Africa

New Journal Paper on economics of farm input subsidies in Africa

The paper "Economics of Farm Input Subsidies in Africa" written by Stein T. Holden has been published in the Annual Review of Resource Economics.

Project Workshop in Addis Ababa

Project Workshop in Addis Ababa

Centre for Land Tenure Studies (CLTS) organized a one-day workshop on "Youth Livelihood Challenges" in Addis Ababa on the 4th of February.

CLTS Working Paper on understanding Norwegian commons

CLTS Working Paper on understanding Norwegian commons

The paper "Understanding Norwegian Commons" written by Erling Berge is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

New Journal Paper on exchange asymmetries in productive assets

New Journal Paper on exchange asymmetries in productive assets

The paper "Exchange asymmetries in productive assets: Tools, fertilizer or cash?" written by Stein T. Holden and Sosina Bezu will be published in World Development.

New Journal Paper on land rental markets and rural poverty dynamics in Northern Ethiopia

New Journal Paper on land rental markets and rural poverty dynamics in Northern Ethiopia

The paper "Land rental markets and rural poverty dynamics in Northern Ethiopia: Panel data evidence using survival models" written by Hosaena Ghebru and Stein T. Holden har been published in the Rewiew of Development Economics.

Virtual Conference on the Commons

Virtual Conference on the Commons

Registration for the first Virtual Conference on the Commons organized by the International Association for the Study of the Commons is now open.

New Journal Paper on use of Integrated Soil Fertility Management Technologies in Malawi

New Journal Paper on use of Integrated Soil Fertility Management Technologies in Malawi

The paper "Use of Integrated Soil Fertility Management Technologies in Malawi: Impact of Dry Spells Exposure" written by Samson P. Katengeza, Stein T. Holden and Monica Fisher will be published in the Journal of Ecological Economics in February 2019.

CLTS Working Paper on the Economics of Fertilizer Subsidies

CLTS Working Paper on the Economics of Fertilizer Subsidies

The paper "The Economics of Fertilizer Subsidies" written by Stein T. Holden is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on changes in the Norwegian Land Consolidation Act

CLTS Working Paper on changes in the Norwegian Land Consolidation Act

The paper "A comment on changes in the Norwegian Land Consolidation Act" written by Per Kåre Sky is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

Participant at ICAE Conference

Participant at ICAE Conference

Stein T. Holden presented papers with the title "Land rental as a complementary income source for land-poor youth" and "Probability Weighting and Fertilizer Use in a State-Contingent Framework" written together with John Quiggin at the 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economics (ICAE) in Vancouver, USA, 28. July - 2. August. He has also presented the paper with the title "The Impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) on Fertilizer Adoption by Smallholder Farmers: Evidence from Tigray, Northern Ethiopia" written together with Girma Berhe.

Seminar on the Rise of Medium-Scale Farms in Africa

Seminar on the Rise of Medium-Scale Farms in Africa

Thomas S. Jayne, professor at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University, will hold presentation on the topic of "The Rise of Medium-Scale Farms in Africa: Causes and Consequences of Changing Farm Size Distributions" on the 28th of August, at 09.00-10.00, 4th floor of Tower Building, lunch room of School of Economics and Business.

28 Aug – Samson Pilanazo Katengeza (HH)

28 Aug – Samson Pilanazo Katengeza (HH)

Samson Pilanazo Katengeza, NMBU School of Economics and Business (HH), will defend is PhD thesis:  

 ”Climate-Smart Agriculture in Malawi: Uptake and opportunities in the Face of Climate Change"

New Journal Paper on fertilizer and sustainable intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa

New Journal Paper on fertilizer and sustainable intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa

The paper "Fertilizer and sustainable intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa" written by Stein T. Holden has been published in the Global Food Security.

New Journal Paper on adoption of drought tolerant maize varieties under rainfall stress in Malawi

New Journal Paper on adoption of drought tolerant maize varieties under rainfall stress in Malawi

The paper "Adoption of Drought Tolerant Maize Varieties under Rainfall Stress in Malawi" written by Samson P. Katengeza, Stein T. Holden and Rodney W. Lunduka has been published in the Journal of Agricultural Economics.

CLTS Working Paper on land rental as a complementary income source for land-poor youth

CLTS Working Paper on land rental as a complementary income source for land-poor youth

The paper "Land rental as a complementary income source for land-poor youth" written by Stein T. Holden and Mesfin Tilahun is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

Participant at Nordic Conference on Development Economics 2018

Participant at Nordic Conference on Development Economics 2018

Stein T. Holden will present paper with the title "Gender Differences in Risk Tolerance, Trust and Trustworthiness: Are They Related?" written together with Mesfin Tilahun at the Nordic Conference on Development Economics 2018 at Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland, 11.-12. June.

New Journal Paper on the adoption potential of conservation agriculture (CA)

New Journal Paper on the adoption potential of conservation agriculture (CA)

The paper "Can lead farmers reveal the adoption potential of conservation agriculture? The case of Malawi" written by Stein T. Holden, Monica Fisher, Samson P. Katengeza og Christian Thierfelder has been published in Land Use Policy.

Seminar on commons in Japan, Scotland and Norway

Seminar on commons in Japan, Scotland and Norway

Håvard Steinsholt, associate professor at Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Matthew Hoffman, assistant professor at University of Southern Maine and Daisaku Shimada, associate professor at Fukuoka Women's University, will hold presentations on the topic of "Commons in Japan, Scotland and Norway" on the 18th of June, at 09:00-13:00, in Clock Building, VIP room.

CLTS Working Paper on Gender Digital Divide and Youth Business Group Leadership

CLTS Working Paper on Gender Digital Divide and Youth Business Group Leadership

The paper "Gender Digital Divide and Youth Business Group Leadership" written by Stein T. Holden and Mesfin Tilahun is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

New Journal Paper on awareness and adoption of conservation agriculture in Malawi

New Journal Paper on awareness and adoption of conservation agriculture in Malawi

The paper "Awareness and adoption of conservation agriculture in Malawi: what difference can farmer-to-farmer extension make?" written by Monica Fisher, Stein T. Holden, Christian Thierfelder and Samson P. Katengeza has been published in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability.

CLTS Working Paper on spatial aggregation and house price prediction

CLTS Working Paper on spatial aggregation and house price prediction

The paper "Learning from man or machine: Spatial aggregation and house price prediction" written by Dag Einar Sommervoll and Åvald Sommervoll is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

Lead author of ELD and UN Environment Report

Lead author of ELD and UN Environment Report

Mesfin Tilahun Gelaye is the lead author of the study on the "Economics of Land Degradation Neutrality in Asia: Empirical Analyses and Policy Implications to the Sustainable Development Goals" that has been published as the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) and UN Environment Report.

New Journal Paper on regional land variation in land renting and operational holding structure

New Journal Paper on regional land variation in land renting and operational holding structure

The paper "Regional land variation in land renting and operational holding structure" written by Stein T. Holden, Geir-H. Strand, Erling Berge, Espen O. Sjaastad and Håvard Steinsholt has been published in the journal KART OG PLAN.

CLTS Working Paper on Gender Differences in Risk Tolerance, Trust and Trustworthiness

CLTS Working Paper on Gender Differences in Risk Tolerance, Trust and Trustworthiness

The paper "Gender Differences in Risk Tolerance, Trust and Trustworthiness: Are They Related?" written by Stein T. Holden and Mesfin Tilahun is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS members participate at CSAE conference

CLTS members participate at CSAE conference

Stein T. Holden and Bethelhem Legesse will hold presentations at CSAE conference on Economic Development in Africa in Oxford on the 19th-20th of March.

New Journal Paper on Incidence and Impact of Tenure Insecurity

New Journal Paper on Incidence and Impact of Tenure Insecurity

The paper "Gendered Incidence and Impacts of Tenure Insecurity on Agricultural Performance in Malawi’s Customary Tenure System" written by Klaus Deininger, Fang Xia & Stein Holden has been published in the Journal of Development Studies.

CLTS Working Paper on Variation in Output Shares and Endogenous Matching in Land Rental Contracts

CLTS Working Paper on Variation in Output Shares and Endogenous Matching in Land Rental Contracts

The paper "Variation in Output Shares and Endogenous Matching in Land Rental Contracts" written by Desta Brhanu and Stein T. Holden is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on Variation in Output Shares and Endogenous Matching in Land Rental Contracts

The paper "Variation in Output Shares and Endogenous Matching in Land Rental Contracts" written by Desta Brhanu and Stein T. Holden is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on fertilizer and sustainable intensification in Africa

CLTS Working Paper on fertilizer and sustainable intensification in Africa

The paper "Fertilizer and Sustainable Intensification in Africa" written by Stein T. Holden is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on food for work and diet diversity in Ethiopia

CLTS Working Paper on food for work and diet diversity in Ethiopia

The paper "Food for Work and Diet Diversity in Ethiopia" written by Bethelhem Legesse Debela, Gerald E. Shively, Stein T. Holden is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

Unemployed Ethiopian youth start sustainable businesses

Unemployed Ethiopian youth start sustainable businesses

The employment of young people in Ethiopia is a high priority for Ethiopian authorities, as this is also very important for political stability. Organizing young people in groups that establish sustainable enterprises has been an important measure.

CLTS Working Paper on group trust in youth business groups

CLTS Working Paper on group trust in youth business groups

The paper "Group Trust in Youth Business Groups: Influenced by Risk Tolerance and Expected Trustworthiness" written by Stein T. Holden and Mesfin Tilahun is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on defragmenting resource management on the Southeast Arm of Lake Malawi

CLTS Working Paper on defragmenting resource management on the Southeast Arm of Lake Malawi

The paper "Defragmenting resource management on the Southeast Arm of Lake Malawi: Case of Fisheries" written by Maxon Ngochera, Steve Donda, Mafaniso Hara and Erling Berge is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on Adoption of Soil Fertility Management Technologies

CLTS Working Paper on Adoption of Soil Fertility Management Technologies

The paper "Adoption of Soil Fertility Management Technologies in Malawi: Impact of Drought Exposure" written by Samson P. Katengeza, Stein T. Holden and Monica Fisher is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

New Journal Paper on equity in the distribution of values of outputs from exclosures

New Journal Paper on equity in the distribution of values of outputs from exclosures

The paper "Equity in the distribution of values of outputs from exclosures in Tigray, Ethiopia" written by Dawit Gebregziabher, Arezoo Soltani and Ole Hofstad has been published in Journal of Arid Environments.

Contributed to Documenting Award winning policy

Contributed to Documenting Award winning policy

Thanks to a unique combination of collective action, voluntary labour and the involvement of young people, the people of Tigray in northern Ethipia are restoring land on a massive scale. For its remarkable achievements under harsh conditions, Tigray’s policy was recognized with the Future Policy Gold Award 2017, awarded by the World Future Council in partnership with the UNCCD.

 CLTS Working Paper on land rental market

CLTS Working Paper on land rental market

The paper "Can the land rental market facilitate smallholder commercialization? Evidence from northern Ethiopia" written by Menasbo Gebru, Stein T. Holden and Mesfin Tilahun is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on Policies for Improved Food Security

CLTS Working Paper on Policies for Improved Food Security

The paper "Policies for Improved Food Security: -The Roles of Land Tenure Policies and Land Markets" written by Stein T. Holden is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

Easier for women in Ethiopia to own land with land registration

Easier for women in Ethiopia to own land with land registration

Digitisation has drastically reduced the costs involved in registering owners of cultivated land. This has made large-scale land registration, which in particular strengthens women's rights in societies where they have a weak position, more relevant for developing countries.

Presentations at Nordic Conferences in Development Economics

Presentations at Nordic Conferences in Development Economics

Stein T. Holden, professor at the School of Economics and Business and Mesfin Tilahun Gelaye, postdoctoral researcher at the School of Economics and Business gave presentations at the Nordic Conference in Development Economics on 12-13. June 2017 in Göteborg University.

CLTS Working Paper on Probability Weighting and Input Use Intensity

CLTS Working Paper on Probability Weighting and Input Use Intensity

The paper "Probability Weighting and Input Use Intensity in a State-Contingent Framework" written by Stein T. Holden and John Quiggin is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

Presentation at SEEDEC

Presentation at SEEDEC

Stein T. Holden, professor at the School of Economics and Business was a speaker at the 2017 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC) that was held at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK on 20th-21st april.

CLTS Working Paper on adoption of CA technologies among Followers of Lead Farmers

CLTS Working Paper on adoption of CA technologies among Followers of Lead Farmers

The paper "Adoption of CA technologies among Followers of Lead Farmers: How Strong is the Influence from Lead Farmers?" written by Monica Fisher, Stein T. Holden and Samson P. Katengeza is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

Won Poster Prize at the 3rd International Congress "Hidden Hunger"

Won Poster Prize at the 3rd International Congress "Hidden Hunger"

Paper written by Bethelhem L. Debela, Gerald Shively and Stein T. Holden with the title "Does Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program Improve Child Nutrition?" won the Third Poster Prize.

Speakers at Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

Speakers at Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

Stein T. Holden, professor at the School of Economics and Business and Mesfin Tilahun Gelaye, post doc reasearcher at the School of Economics and Business, were speakers at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty in Washington, DC.

Speakers at Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

Stein T. Holden, professor at the School of Economics and Business and Mesfin Tilahun Gelaye, post doc reasearcher at the School of Economics and Business, were speakers at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty in Washington, DC.

CLTS Working Paper on Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program

CLTS Working Paper on Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program

The paper "Is Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program Enhancing Dependency?" written by Girma Berhe Araya and Stein T. Holden is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on Adoption of Drought Tolerant Maize Varieties

CLTS Working Paper on Adoption of Drought Tolerant Maize Varieties

The paper "Adoption of Drought Tolerant Maize Varieties under Rainfall Stress in Malawi" written by Samson P. Katengeza, Stein T. Holden and Rodney W. Lunduka is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on land distribution in Northern Ethiopia

CLTS Working Paper on land distribution in Northern Ethiopia

The paper "Land Distribution in Northern Ethiopia from 1998 to 2016: Gender-disaggregated, Spatial and Intertemporal Variation" written by Stein T. Holden and Mesfin Tilahun is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on the importance of Ostrom's design principles

CLTS Working Paper on the importance of Ostrom's design principles

The paper "The importance of Ostrom's design principles: Youth group performance in Northern Ethiopia" written by Stein T. Holden and Mesfin Tilahun is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on the adoption potential of Conservation Agriculture technologies in Malawi

CLTS Working Paper on the adoption potential of Conservation Agriculture technologies in Malawi

The paper "The adoption potential of Conservation Agriculture technologies in Malawi: A lead farmer promoter-adopter approach and assessment" written by Monica Fisher, Stein T. Holden, and Samson P. Katengeza is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

Collaboration with the World Bank on land issues in Malawi

Collaboration with the World Bank on land issues in Malawi

Stein Holden has contributed to a new initiative by the World Bank to promote better land governance in Malawi. One of the outcomes of this is now a World Bank Policy Research Paper with the title "Gender-differentiated impacts of tenure insecurity on agricultural performance in Malawi's customary tenure systems" written together with Klaus W. Deininger and Fang Xia.

New Journal Paper on Demand for a labor-based drought insurance scheme in Ethiopia

New Journal Paper on Demand for a labor-based drought insurance scheme in Ethiopia

The paper "Demand for a labor-based drought insurance scheme in Ethiopia: a stated choice experiment approach" written by Million A. Tadesse, Frode Alfnes, Olaf Erenstein, Stein T. Holden has been published in Agricultural Economics.

From Assistant to Associate Professor

From Assistant to Associate Professor

Mesfin Tilahun Gelaye has been promoted to Associate Professor at Mekelle University.

Co-author of a Technical Report

Co-author of a Technical Report

Mesfin Tilahun Gelaye, post doc reasearcher at the School of Economics and Business, is co-author of Tachnical Report "Rwanda - State of Environment and Outlook Report 2015".

CLTS Working Paper on land valuation and perceptions of land sales prohibition in 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.

New Journal Paper on Reverse-Share-Tenancy and Agricultural Efficiency

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

CLTS Working Paper on the history of the transformation of the Verran municipality

The paper "" written by Eerling Berge and Anne Sigrid Haugset is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on exchange asymmetries in productive assets

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.

Speaker at NORHED conference in Oslo

Mesfin Tilahun Gelaye, post doc reasearcher at the School of Economics and Business, was speaker at the NORHED conference in Oslo.

CLTS Working Paper on exchange asymmetries in productive assets

CLTS Working Paper on exchange asymmetries in productive assets

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.

Master Thesis series

Master Thesis series

The Master Theses series contains a selection of the master theses submitted by master students at NMBU with research topics that are relevant for CLTS.

Seminar with Dag Einar Sommervoll

Seminar with Dag Einar Sommervoll

Dag Einar Sommervoll, professor at the institute of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning at Norwegian University of Life Sciences, will hold a presentation with the title “Getting more by asking for less: The efficacy of a strategically low ask in the real estate market” on the 2nd of November, at 12.00 in T452, Tower Building.

Won Graduate Students and Young Scholars' Case Study Competition

Won Graduate Students and Young Scholars' Case Study Competition

Paper "Does minimum tillage improve livelihood outcomes of smallholder farmers? A micro-econometric analysis from Zambia" to Hambulo Ngoma, PhD student at the School of Economics and Business, won the award for the best paper in the Graduate Students and Young Scholars' Case Study Competition.

New Journal Paper on land tenure reforms, tenure security and food security

New Journal Paper on land tenure reforms, tenure security and food security

The paper "Land tenure reforms, tenure security and food security in poor agrarian economies: Causal linkages and research gaps" written by Stein T. Holden and Hosaena Ghebru has been published in Global Food Security.

Contributor to European Commission report

Contributor to European Commission report

Stein T. Holden is one of the contributors to European Commission report on "Food and nutrition security and role of smallholder farms: challenges and opportunities".

New Journal Paper on Cattle sharing and rental contracts in an Agrarian economy

New Journal Paper on Cattle sharing and rental contracts in an Agrarian economy

The paper "Cattle sharing and rental contracts in an Agrarian economy: evidence from Ethiopia" written by Million A. Tadesse, Stein T. Holden, Ragnar A. Øygard and John McPeak been published in Agricultural Economics.

Co-author of a Technical Report

Co-author of a Technical Report

Mesfin Tilahun Gelaye, post doc reasearcher at the School of Economics and Business, is co-author of Technical Report "Rwanda - State of Environment and Outlook Report 2015".

Speaker at NORHED conference in Oslo

Speaker at NORHED conference in Oslo

Mesfin Tilahun Gelaye, post doc reasearcher at the School of Economics and Business, was speaker at the NORHED conference in Oslo.

New Journal Paper on household-level preferences

New Journal Paper on household-level preferences

The paper "Household-level preferences for mitigation of Prosopis juliflora invasion in the Afar region of Ethiopia: a contingent valuation" written by Mesfin Tilahun, Regina Birner and  John Ilukorhas been published in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

New Journal Paper on factors affecting differences in livestock asset ownership

New Journal Paper on factors affecting differences in livestock asset ownership

The paper "Factors Affecting Differences in Livestock Asset Ownership Between Male- and Female-Headed Households in Northern Ethiopia" written by Bethelhem Legesse Debela has been published in European Journal of Development Research.


Speaker at the launching of ELD Africa Report

Speaker at the launching of ELD Africa Report

Mesfin Tilahun Gelaye, post doc reasearcher at the School of Economics and Business, was speaker at the launching of the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Africa Report.

New Journal Paper on technology use under climate risk and shocks

New Journal Paper on technology use under climate risk and shocks

The paper "Exploring technology use under climate risk and shocks through an experimental lens" written by Stein T. Holden and Nina Bruvik Westberg has been published in African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Participant at Annual World Bank Conference

Participant at Annual World Bank Conference

Stein T. Holden held an invited plenary talk with the title "A Land Tenure Module for LSMS" in Washington DC, March 15th.

CLTS Research Report: How Pro-poor are Land Rental Markets in Ethiopia?

CLTS Research Report: How Pro-poor are Land Rental Markets in Ethiopia?

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

CLTS Working Paper on tenure and food security

CLTS Working Paper on tenure and food security

The paper "Links between Tenure Security and Food Security in Poor Agrarian Economies: Causal Linkages and Policy Implications" written by Stein T. Holden and Hosaena Ghebru is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on urban commons

CLTS Working Paper on urban commons

The paper "Of urban commons" written by Erling Berge is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on new commons established by pooling

CLTS Working Paper on new commons established by pooling

The paper "New commons established by pooling, facilitated by the Land Consolidation Court. Norwegian experiences and examples" written by Hans Sevatdal is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

New Journal Paper on preferences for land sales legalization and land values

New Journal Paper on preferences for land sales legalization and land values

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.

CLTS Working Paper on rights in relation to betterment and compensation

CLTS Working Paper on rights in relation to betterment and compensation

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.

CLTS Working Paper on Land Tenure Module for LSMS

CLTS Working Paper on Land Tenure Module for LSMS

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.

Successful Land Rental Project Workshop

Successful Land Rental Project Workshop

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

CLTS on the way to a new research project

CLTS on the way to a new research project

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.

New Journal Paper on the impact of a low-cost land certification programme

New Journal Paper on the impact of a low-cost land certification programme

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.

Seminar with David Adamson

Seminar with David Adamson

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.


New Journal Paper on the potential for widespread adoption of drought tolerant (DT) maize varieties

New Journal Paper on the potential for widespread adoption of drought tolerant (DT) maize varieties

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.

New Journal Paper on Delineation of property rights as institutional foundations for urban land markets in transition

New Journal Paper on Delineation of property rights as institutional foundations for urban land markets in transition

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.

New Journal Paper on rural households' demand for frankincense forest conservation in Tigray

New Journal Paper on rural households' demand for frankincense forest conservation in Tigray

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.

Factors associated with farmers' use of minimum tillage in Zambia: A double hurdle modeling approach

Factors associated with farmers' use of minimum tillage in Zambia: A double hurdle modeling approach


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.

Climate risk and state-contingent technology adoption

Climate risk and state-contingent technology adoption


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.

Links Between Food Security and Tenure Security

Links Between Food Security and Tenure Security


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.

New Journal Paper on impact of membership on rural income and poverty in Tigray

New Journal Paper on impact of membership on rural income and poverty in Tigray

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.

Lead author of the ELD report

Lead author of the ELD report

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".

New Journal Paper on Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation

New Journal Paper on Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation

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

New Journal Paper on the commons of developed industrialized countries

New Journal Paper on the commons of developed industrialized countries

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.

New Journal Paper on enclosure Norwegian style

New Journal Paper on enclosure Norwegian style

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

New Journal Paper on Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program

New Journal Paper on Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program

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.

CLTS Working Paper on street based self-employment

CLTS Working Paper on street based self-employment

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.

New Journal Paper on generosity and sharing among villagers

New Journal Paper on generosity and sharing among villagers

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.

CLTS Working Paper risk preferences, shocks and technology adoption

CLTS Working Paper risk preferences, shocks and technology adoption

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.

CLTS Working Paper on the history of the transformation of the Verran municipality

CLTS Working Paper on the history of the transformation of the Verran municipality

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.

New Journal Paper on Technical Efficiency and Productivity Differential Effects of Land Right Certification

New Journal Paper on Technical Efficiency and Productivity Differential Effects of Land Right Certification

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.

New Journal Paper on Institutional dynamics and land tenure

New Journal Paper on Institutional dynamics and land tenure

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.

CLTS Working Paper on the potential for widespread adoption of drought tolerant maize varieties

CLTS Working Paper on the potential for widespread adoption of drought tolerant maize varieties

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.

CLTS Working Paper on joint land certification

CLTS Working Paper on joint land certification

The paper "Joint Land Certification, Gendered Preferences, and Land-related Decisions: Are Wives Getting More Involved?" written by Stein T. Holden and Sosina Bezu is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on economy-wide effects in Malawi

CLTS Working Paper on economy-wide effects in Malawi

The paper "Economy-wide effects of input subsidies in Malawi: Market imperfections and household heterogeneity" written by Sofie Waage Skjeflo and Stein T. Holden is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.