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Tenure Security, Resource Endowments, and Tree Growing: Evidence from the Amhara Region of Ethiopia

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  • Alemu Mekonnen
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    We analyze roles of tenure insecurity and household endowments in explaining tree growing in Ethiopia, where farmers cannot sell or mortgage land and factor markets are imperfect. Unlike most other studies, we use panel data and examine determinants of the decision and intensity of tree growing. Unlike other studies, we compare the decision to keep trees and the decision to plant in the recent past. The results suggest that land-tenure insecurity influences the decision to grow trees but not the number of trees households grow. Household endowments, time, and location also explain tree growing by farmers.

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    Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

    Volume (Year): 85 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 292-307

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    Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:85:y:2009:i:2:p:292-307

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    1. Mekonnen, Alemu & Bluffstone, Ramdall, 2008. "Is There a Link between Common Property Forest Management and Private Tree Growing? Evidence of Behavioral Effects from Highland Ethiopia," Discussion Papers dp-08-29-efd, Resources For the Future.
    2. Di Falco, Salvatore & Bulte, Erwin, 2013. "The Impact of Kinship Networks on the Adoption of Risk-Mitigating Strategies in Ethiopia," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 43(C), pages 100-110.
    3. Abebe Damte & Steven F. Koc, 2011. "Property Rights, Institutions and Source of Fuel Wood in Rural Ethiopia," Working Papers 245, Economic Research Southern Africa.
    4. Gebreegziabher, Zenebe & van Kooten, G. Cornelis, 2013. "Does community and household tree planting imply increased use of wood for fuel? Evidence from Ethiopia," Forest Policy and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(C), pages 30-40.
    5. Salvatore Di Falco & Marcella Veronesi, 2013. "How Can African Agriculture Adapt to Climate Change? A Counterfactual Analysis from Ethiopia," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 89(4), pages 743-766.
    6. Mekonnen, Alemu & Ghebru, Hosaena & Holden, Stein & Kassie, Menale, 2012. "Impact of land certification on tree growing on private plots of rural households: Evidence from Ethiopia," CLTS Working Papers 3/12, Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
    7. Kohlin, Gunnar & Sills, Erin O. & Pattanayak, Subhrendu K. & Wilfong, Christopher, 2011. "Energy, gender and development: what are the linkages ? where is the evidence ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5800, The World Bank.
    8. Beyene, Abebe Damte, 2010. "Property Rights and Choice of Fuel Wood Sources in Rural Ethiopia," 2010 AAAE Third Conference/AEASA 48th Conference, September 19-23, 2010, Cape Town, South Africa 96171, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) & Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA).
    9. Dufwenberg, Martin & Köhlin, Gunnar & Martinsson, Peter & Medhin, Haileselassie, 2013. "Thanks but No Thanks: A New Policy to Avoid Land Conflict," Discussion Papers dp-13-01-efd, Resources For the Future.

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