Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/242707
Authors: 
Mekonnen, Alemu
Ghebru, Hosaena
Holden, Stein
Kassie, Menale
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Centre for Land Tenure Studies Working Paper No. 03/12
Publisher: 
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Centre for Land Tenure Studies (CLTS), Ås
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.
Subjects: 
Land certification
tenure security
incentives for tree planting
investment impact
law restrictions
JEL: 
K11
Q15
Q23
Q24
Q56
ISBN: 
978-82-7490-210-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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