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.

New Journal Paper on Incidence and Impact of Tenure Insecurity

The paper is published as a New Journal Paper and can be downloaded here.

Abstract of the paper
Malawi’s recent passage of Land Acts provide an opportunity to clarify different aspects of the country’s land tenure in an integrated way. To assess whether doing so might be economically justified, we explore incidence and impact of tenure insecurity among smallholders. Insecurity is not only widespread, with 22 per cent of land users being concerned about losing their land, but is also associated with a productivity loss of 9 per cent for female operators, equivalent to US$ 11 million per year at the national level, enough to pay for a nation-wide tenureregularisation programme in two to three years.

Published 15. February 2018 - 11:08 - Updated 15. February 2018 - 11:08

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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