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Land sector reforms in Ghana, Kenya and Vietnam : a comparative analysis of their effectiveness

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Narh, Peter ; Lambini, Cosmas Kombat ; Sabbi, Matthew ; Pham, Van Dien ; Nguyen, Trung Thanh:
Land sector reforms in Ghana, Kenya and Vietnam : a comparative analysis of their effectiveness.
In: Land. Vol. 5 (2016) Issue 2 . - Article Number: 8.
ISSN 2073-445X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/land5020008

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The notion that the formal titling and individualization of land rights in developingcountries lead to higher investments in land and agricultural productivity holds sway in academicand development circles. In this paper, this notion is analyzed based on a comparative study of landreform programs and their implications for access to land, credit, and agricultural investments inGhana, Kenya, and Vietnam. It focuses on how different access routes to land influence access tocredit, and the transaction costs of land reform programs for agricultural investments. The paperconcludes that in developing countries, the transaction costs of land reforms for investments cansignificantly increase if the influence of power is not addressed in order to reduce unequal accessto land. The practical implementation of land reform is influenced by many factors, including thecontrol on political power. Thus, measures must accompany implementation to check the use ofpower to derail land reform objectives. Moreover, the paper supports the argument that land reformsshould be implemented in their local contexts so as to have positive effects on agriculture.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER135225
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Plant Ecology
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2016 07:49
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2018 13:35
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/33915