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Impact of land certification on tree growing on private plots of rural households: Evidence from Ethiopia

Alemu Mekonnen (), Hosaena Ghebru (), Stein Holden () and Menale Kassie
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Alemu Mekonnen: Addis Ababa University and EEPFE/EDRI, Postal: P.O. Box 150167, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,
Hosaena Ghebru: IFPRI, Postal: Washington DC, USA.

No 3/12, CLTS Working Papers from Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Centre for Land Tenure Studies

Abstract: The paper examines the impact of land certification on tree growing on private plots of rural households in the Amhara and Tigray regions of Ethiopia. Household and plot level panel data from before and after land certification from stratified random samples of households were used for the analysis. The results suggest a positive impact of land certification on tree growing on private plots of rural households. Law restrictions on tree planting on land suitable for agricultural production may explain why positive but lower investments in tree growing were found on plots that had been exposed to public conservation programs. The study questions the rationale of prohibiting tree growing on degraded agricultural land where tree growing is more profitable and more sustainable than continued growing of food crops.

Keywords: Land certification; tenure security; incentives for tree planting; investment impact; law restrictions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K11 Q15 Q23 Q24 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30 pages
Date: 2012-09-01, Revised 2019-10-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-afr, nep-agr and nep-law
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Chapter: The Impact of Land Certification on Tree Growing on Private Plots of Rural Households: Evidence from Ethiopia (2013)
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