Agroforestry Management in Sumatra.

TitleAgroforestry Management in Sumatra.
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsSuyanto S, Tomich T, Otsuka K
Book TitleLand Tenure and Natural Resource Management: A Comparative Study of Agrarian Communities in Asia and Africa
PublisherThe International Food Policy Research Institute
CityWashington, D.C.
ISBN Number0-8018-6747-9
Call NumberBC0117-04
Keywordsagroforestry, Land Tenure Systems, Sumatra
AbstractThis study aims to identify the causes of the land tenure evolution and to assess its consequences for the efficiency of land and tree resource management in Sumatra, Indonesia. The characteristics of land tenure institutions are presented, with a special focus on changes from joint family ownership of land to individual ownership that is accompanied by changes from matrilineal to egalitarian or even to patrilineal inheritance systems. Econometric analyses are used in the extensive survey (a 1995 survey of 60 villages) and intensive survey (a 1996/97 household survey in 2 villages) studies. The effects of newly emerging land rental and land market transactions on the equity of operational landholdings are also analyzed. Policy implications of the findings are then discussed.