Center for Land Tenure Studies 2022 Annual Report

By Sarah Ephrida Tione

CLTS Annual Report
Photo: CLTS Annnual Report 2022

The Center for Land Tenure Studies 2022 annual Report is now published

Summary of Activities in 2022

The Centre for Land Tenure Studies (CLTS) published in 11 working papers and 14 peer reviewed journal articles. The published worked covered issues around land tenure policies, land markets, housing markets, environmental reliance, and REDD+, environmental reliance, climate smart technologies, risk and time preferences, trust and social preferences.

The CLTS papers and reports are accessible through the CLTS webpage, the Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics (S-WoPEc), the library (Brage) of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), and the Land Portal webpage (see: In addition to these access points, Econstor also started registering and distributing information about the CLTS publications in 2021 (see: The CLTS also published three books in print.

Statistics on visibility show that on average, people viewed the abstracts 39 times in 2022 compared to the 92 views in 2021, which represents a 57 percent drop between the years. However, in 2022 there were more views in the first quarter of the year compared to the last quarter following upload of papers. For paper downloads, the centre achieved a 37 percent increase, particularly in the last quarter of the year. The long-term trend shows unique patterns within the years since 2012. There are also different spikes within the years. However, we should note that much of the distribution of the CLTS WPs also goes through ResearchGate as authors upload the papers there.

The faculties working on CLTS related work also reported several activities. The School of Economics and Business graduated one PhD student, who worked on land related studies. The School was also involved in several projects supported by the Research Council of Norway and NORHED II. In LANDSAM, the Department of Property and Law is involved in projects focusing on (1) rules, norms, and cooperation in outlying grazing areas, and (2) the Planning and Building Act between demand, land policy and sustainability. The Department of Property and Law also graduated one PhD who worked on “Cadastral records of cases conducted by the land consolidation court”. Again, under LANDSAM, Noragric and Byreg departments collaborated on an NFR research application focusing on sustainable recreation around the Oslo Fjord. In MINA, the Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management worked on a collaborative project that represents a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and improving policy and management decisions for dry forestland and resources in the face of climate change. Two PhD students are working in the project since August 2021.

Published - Updated