Land, Trees, and Women: Evolution of Land Tenure Institutions in Western Ghana and Sumatra.

TitleLand, Trees, and Women: Evolution of Land Tenure Institutions in Western Ghana and Sumatra.
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsQuisumbing AR, Otsuka K, Suyanto S, Aidoo JB, Payongayong E
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
Series TitleIFPRI Research Report 121
Pagination106
InstitutionInternational Food Policy Research Institute
Report Number121
ISBN Number0-89629-122-7
Keywordsagroforestry, Deforestation, deterioration, ecological, land tenure, livelihoods, natural resources, preservation
AbstractWidespread deforestation in many developing countries has contributed to ecological deterioration, particularly in marginal areas. Agroforestry has the potential to halt this decline and improve the livelihoods of poor inhabitants of these areas. Yet agroforestry depends on people’s rights to plant and use trees, rights established by prevailing systems of land and tree tenure. The study has three objectives: (1) to quantify the effects of various land tenure institutions on the efficiency of agroforestry and cropland management and on investments; (2) to identify factors affecting the evolution of customary land tenure institutions; and (3) to assess the implications of land tenure institutions for gender equity and the preservation of the natural resource base.
URLhttp://www.ifpri.org/pubs/abstract/121/rr121.pdf