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The Emergence of Land Markets in Africa: Impacts on Poverty, Equity, and Efficiency

Edited By: Stein T Holden, Keijiro Otsuka and Frank M Place

330 pages, tabs, figs

Resources for the Future

Hardback | Nov 2008 | #183450 | ISBN-13: 9781933115696
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This book is the first systematic attempt to address emerging land markets and their implications for poverty, equity and efficiency across a number of African countries. The high incidence of poverty and the need for increased agricultural productivity remain acute in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, where a lack of secure land rights and a growing scarcity of land relative to the size of the population are becoming increasingly critical issues.

'This book deals systematically and competently with the equity and efficiency implications of land markets in sub-Saharan Africa. The rigorous empirical analyses provide important insights to guide decisionmakers and development partners in formulating policies and investments to promote economic growth and poverty alleviation in Africa.' Gershon Feder, Research Manager for Rural Development in the Development Research Group, the World Bank 'A truly welcome contribution. It provides detailed, well-structured studies on recent initiatives in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Malawi...It is an invitation for rigorous impact analysis and to further experimentation in the use of land markets. It is an appropriately important work with which to begin the Environment for Development series from Resources for the Future.' Alain de Janvry, University of California at Berkeley 'it is a careful empirical record of most everything one needs to know about land markets in Ethiopia' Journal of Regional Science


Part I: Conceptual Frameworks 1. Land Markets and Development in Africa Stein T. Holden, Keijiro Otsuka, and Frank M. Place 2. Understanding Land Markets: Questions and Hypotheses Stein T. Holden, Keijiro Otsuka, and Frank M. Place Part II: Land Markets, Allocative Efficiency, and Poverty: Who Has Access to Land? 3. Land Rental Markets: Transaction Costs and Tenure Insecurity in Rural Ethiopia Klaus Deininger, Daniel Ayalew Ali, and Tekie Alemu 4. Factor Market Imperfections and Rural Land Rental Markets in Northern Ethiopian Highlands Hosaena Ghebru and Stein T. Holden 5. Efficiency and Equity Impacts of Land Markets in Kenya Takashi Yamano, Frank M. Place, Wilfred Nyangena, Julliet Wanjiku, and Keijiro Otsuka 6. Land Rental Market Participation and Tenure Security in Malawi Rodney Lunduka, Stein T. Holden, and Ragnar i? ygard 7. Land Markets in Uganda: What Is Their Impact and Who Benefits? Klaus Deininger and Paul Mpuga Part III: Contract Choice, Poverty, and Efficiency of Land Use 8. Contract Choice and Poverty in Southern Highlands of Ethiopia Million Tadesse, Stein T. Holden and Ragnar i? ygard 9. Gender and Land Productivity on Rented Land in Ethiopia Stein T. Holden and Mintewab Bezabih 10. Kinship, Tenure Insecurity, Input Use and Land Productivity: The Case of Sharecropping in Ethiopia Menale Kassie and Stein T. Holden Part IV: Land Markets, Land Tenure, and Land Management 11. Land Rental Markets and Land Management in the Highlands of Ethiopia Samuel Benin and John Pender 12. Land Rental Markets and Land Management: Evidence from Uganda Ephraim Nkonya, John Pender, Samuel Benin, and Edward Kato 13. Land Conflicts and Soil Management: Evidence from Kenya Takashi Yamano and Klaus Deininger 14. Land Markets and Poverty in Perspective Stein T. Holden, Keijiro Otsuka, and Frank M. Place References Index

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Stein T. Holden is a professor in development and resource economics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Keijiro Otsuka is a professorial fellow at the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development and a professor in economics at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo. Frank M. Place is an economist in the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya.

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