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 tenure and food security

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The paper is published as a CLTS Working Paper and can be downloaded here.


Abstract
Population growth leads to growing land scarcity and landlessness in poor agrarian economies. Many of these also face severe climate risks that may increase in the future. Tenure security is important for food security in such countries and at the same time threatened by social instability that further accelerate rural-urban and international migration. Provision of secure property rights with low-cost methods that create investment incentives can lead to land use intensification and improved food security. Pro-active policies that engage youth in establishment of sustainable livelihoods hold promise. Social and political stability are essential for tenure security and food security.

Published 4. March 2016 - 14:57 - Updated 23. May 2017 - 19:14

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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