Centre for Land Tenure Studies Working Paper No. 01/12
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Centre for Land Tenure Studies (CLTS), Ås
This paper analyses the impact of a low cost and restricted rights land certification program on the productivity of female-headed households. The analysis is based on plot level panel data from the East Gojjam and South Wollo Zones in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. The results suggest a positive and significant effect of certification on plot-level productivity, particularly on plots rented out to other operators. In addition, the results show that certification has different impacts on male and female productivity with female-headed households gaining significantly more and with zonal differences in the effectiveness of certification impacts.
Ethiopia Female Headed Households Productivity Land Market Certification