Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/242746
Authors: 
Holden, Stein T.
Ghebru, Hosaena
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Centre for Land Tenure Studies Working Paper No. 7/16
Publisher: 
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Centre for Land Tenure Studies (CLTS), Ås
Abstract: 
Population growth leads to growing land scarcity and landlessness in poor agrarian economies. Many of these also face severe climate risks that may increase in the future. Tenure security is important for food security in such countries and at the same time threatened by social instability that further accelerate rural-urban and international migration. Provision of secure property rights with low-cost methods that create investment incentives can lead to land use intensification and improved food security. Pro-active policies that engage youth in establishment of sustainable livelihoods hold promise. Social and political stability are essential for tenure security and food security.
Subjects: 
Tenure security
food security
land scarcity
investment incentives
tenure reforms
youth migration
JEL: 
D12
D13
Q15
Q18
ISBN: 
978-82-7490-249-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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