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Evaluating land & agrarian reform

by Emmanuel Sulle in 2017

This paper analyses the configuration of land rights among different users of land at various levels of land administration. It discusses the implementation of Tanzania’s land policy reform. The key rights explored in the paper include the rights of both small-scale producers (farmers and...

by Steven Lawry, Cyrus Samii, Ruth Hall, Aaron Leopold, Donna Hornby, Farai Mtero in 2017

Land property rights interventions increase investment, agricultural productivity and farmer incomes in Latin America and Asia but have weaker effects in Africa. Farmers who have secure land rights can invest in long-term improvements to their farms without worrying that their land will be...

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by Hall R, Jacobs P, Lahiff E in 2003

This report presents a summary and discussion of the research findings of investigations undertaken as part of the ‘Evaluating Land and Agrarian Reform in South Africa’ research programme. It is the last of ten reports in the ‘Evaluating land and agrarian reform in South Africa’ series. Please...

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by Ainslie A, Andrew M, Shackleton C in 2003

This paper addresses how land reform can contribute to enhancing land-based livelihoods. South African agriculture is often characterised as being divided into two types: freehold tenure/ commercial agriculture vs. communal tenure/ subsistence agriculture. Subsistence uses of land are generally...

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by Mayson D in 2003

Joint ventures (JVs) are an increasingly common feature of the process of land and agrarian reform in South Africa. They involve black people who currently have land rights or who are land reform beneficiaries and will be receiving a government subsidy on the one hand, and white commercial...

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