Land Reform and Farm Production in the Northern Uplands of Vietnam
Asian Economic Journal 26, 43-61, 2012
13 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2016
Date Written: 2012
Economic theory has suggests that increased tenure security will lead to increased productivity. However, existing literature on the relationship between land tenure and land productivity provides inconclusive evidence. The present paper analyzes the impact of land reform on chemical fertilizer use and land productivity of rural farms in the Northern Uplands of Vietnam using a panel dataset collected before and after land reform. The result shows that land reform has a positive impact on both chemical fertilizer use and land productivity, but the level of influence is different between land privatization and land titling. Relevant policy implications are thus derived for the promotion of farm production in the region.
Keywords: land reform, rural farms, impact, Vietnam
JEL Classification: Q15, Q12
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