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Links between tenure security and food security: Evidence from Ethiopia:

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  • Hagos, Hosaena Ghebru
  • Holden, Stein

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This study, thus, uses five rounds of household panel data from Tigray, Ethiopia, collected in the period 1998–2010 to assess the impacts of a land registration and certification program that aimed to strengthen tenure security and how it has contributed to increased food availability and thus food security in this food-deficit region.

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series IFPRI discussion papers with number 1288.

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Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:ifprid:1288

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Keywords: Land tenure; food security; land tenure reform; certification; basic needs; Gender; Women; household data; land registration;

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  1. Bezu, Sosina & Holden, Stein, 2013. "Unbundling Land Administrative Reform: Demand for Second Stage Land Certification in Ethiopia," CLTS Working Papers, Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 3/13, Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
  2. Holden, Stein & Otsuka, Keijiro, 2013. "The Roles of Land Tenure Reforms and Land Markets in the Context of Population Growth and Land Use Intensification in Africa," CLTS Working Papers, Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 15/13, Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
  3. Holden, Stein & Bezu, Sosina, 2013. "Joint Land Certification and Intra-household Decision-making:Towards Empowerment of Wives?," CLTS Working Papers, Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 14/13, Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

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