Land Rights Knowledge and Conservation in Rural Ethiopia: Mind the Gender Gap

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Agnes R. Quisumbing

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Neha Kumar

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Date Written: November 7, 2014

Abstract

Using the 2009 round of the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey, this paper examines the medium-term impact of the land registration on investment behavior by households, particularly the adoption of soil conservation techniques and tree planting. It investigates whether men’s and women’s knowledge of their property rights under the land registration (as measured by answers to a list of questions regarding the provisions of the registration, covering such areas as tenure security, land transfer rights, and rights related to gender equity and inheritance) has an impact on these investments.

Keywords: Ethiopia, East Africa, Africa south of Sahara, Africa, Land Rights, Land Ownership, Soil Conservation, Gender, Women, Assets, Households, Conservation Agriculture, Land Degradation, Legal Knowledge, Soil Conservation Practices

Suggested Citation

Quisumbing, Agnes R. and Kumar, Neha, Land Rights Knowledge and Conservation in Rural Ethiopia: Mind the Gender Gap (November 7, 2014). IFPRI Discussion Paper 01386. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2523587

Agnes R. Quisumbing (Contact Author)

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

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Washington, DC 20005
United States

Neha Kumar

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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