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Land privatization and afforestation incentive of rural farms in the Northern Uplands of Vietnam

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  • Nguyen, Trung Thanh
  • Bauer, Siegfried
  • Uibrig, Holm

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Poverty and deforestation are critical issues in a number of developing countries where the policy framework is in many cases insufficient to provide rural people an incentive to afforest. This paper analyzes both the impact of land privatization on afforestation efforts of rural farm households in the Northern Uplands of Vietnam and the economic incentive of farm households on afforestation efforts. The determinants of afforestation by farm households were analyzed. Empirical findings were used to derive relevant policy implications for promoting forest rehabilitation in a country where the majority of forestland had been in State control prior to land privatization in 1994.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Forest Policy and Economics.

Volume (Year): 12 (2010)
Issue (Month): 7 (September)
Pages: 518-526

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Handle: RePEc:eee:forpol:v:12:y:2010:i:7:p:518-526

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Keywords: Land privatization Afforestation Economic incentive Farm households Econometric regression Cost-Benefit Analysis;

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  1. Lambini, Cosmas Kombat & Nguyen, Trung Thanh, 2014. "A comparative analysis of the effects of institutional property rights on forest livelihoods and forest conditions: Evidence from Ghana and Vietnam," Forest Policy and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 178-190.

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