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Record number 404576
Title Does land tenure security matter for investment in soil and water conservation? Evidence from Kenya
Author(s) Kabubo-Mariara, J.; Linderhof, V.G.M.; Kruseman, G.
Source African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 4 (2010)2. - ISSN 1993-3738 - p. 123 - 139.
Department(s) LEI Regional economy & land use
LEI Regional economy & land use
LEI SECT & OND - Duurzame Ontwikkeling Agrosectoren
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Abstract This paper investigates the impact of tenure security and other factors on investment in soil and water conservation (SWC) in Kenya. Factor analysis, step-wise regression and reduced form model approaches are used to explain the willingness, likelihood and intensity of adoption of SWC investments. The results confirm the importance of tenure security and development domain dimensions in determining the likelihood and intensity of adoption and suggest that to ensure land tenure policy is pro-SWC/environment, it is important to consider whether household plots are owned, rented out or rented in. The impact of household assets implies a poverty environment link. Similar factors affect the decision whether or not to invest in SWC and also the level of investment. The results suggest the need for region specific SWC practices and for broad policies that provide incentives for environmental conservation and poverty reduction.
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