New Book Chapter on Policies for Improved Food Security: The Roles of Land Tenure Policies and Land Markets

The paper "Policies for Improved Food Security: The Roles of Land Tenure Policies and Land Markets" written by Stein T. Holden has been published in Springer, Cham open access book titled "The Role of Smallholder Farms in Food and Nutrition Security" and edited by Gomez y Paloma S., Riesgo L., Louhichi K.

New Book Chapter on Policies for Improved Food Security: The Roles of Land Tenure Policies and Land Markets

The paper is published as a New Book Chapter in Open Access Book. The Book Chapter can be downloaded here.

Abstract of the paper
This chapter provides an overview of what we know about farm size distributions, the emerging land markets, the role of tenure systems, tenure reforms and land policies in shaping the distribution of increasingly scarce land resources. The primary focus is on Africa while making some comparisons with Asia. Climate risk and change have serious implications for household vulnerability and food security. While there is a need to absorb further population growth in rural areas, a rapid rise in rural-urban migration is inevitable. Careful land use planning and tenure reforms are needed to smooth the transition towards more intensive land use.

Published 18. May 2020 - 19:28 - Updated 19. May 2020 - 16:48