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Crop prices and the demand for titled land: Evidence from Uganda

Viviana M.E. Perego

Journal of Development Economics, 2019, vol. 137, issue C, 93-109

Abstract: I investigate how agricultural prices affect demand for titled land, using panel data on Ugandan farmers, and a price index that weighs international crop prices by the structure of land use at the sub-county level. Higher prices increase farmers' share of titled land. I also present evidence of a positive impact of prices on agricultural incomes. The effect of prices on land tenure is stronger when farmers have access to roads and markets, when they have undertaken investment on the land, and when households fear land grabbing.

Keywords: Land; Property rights; Crop prices (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q15 Q12 O12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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