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dc.contributor.authorFenske, Jamesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:15:46Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:15:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-392-1en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/53998-
dc.description.abstractTree crops have changed land tenure in Africa. Farmers have acquired more permanent, alienable rights, but have also faced disputes with competing claimants and the state. I show that the introduction of Para rubber had similar effects in the Benin region of colonial Nigeria. Farmers initially obtained land by traditional methods. Mature farmswere assets that could be sold, let out, and used to raise credit. Disputes over rubber involved smallholders, communities of rival users, would-be migrant farmers, commercial plantations, and the colonial state, which feared rubber would make land unavailable for food crops.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2011,29en_US
dc.subject.jelN57en_US
dc.subject.jelO13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordAfricaen_US
dc.subject.keywordNigeriaen_US
dc.subject.keywordtree cropsen_US
dc.subject.keywordrubberen_US
dc.subject.keywordland tenureen_US
dc.subject.keywordland conflicten_US
dc.titleTrees, tenure and conflict: Rubber in colonial Beninen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn661561569en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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