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Does Gender Matter when Evaluating the Economic Impacts of Smallholder Land Titling in Zambia?

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  • Hichaambwa, Munguzwe
  • Chamberlin, Jordan
  • Sitko, Nicholas

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Rural land titling has stronger impacts on farm investments for female title-holders than for male title-holders. This effect is particularly pronounced for investments which are less capital-intensive. The gendered impacts of smallholder ownership of land titles may have to do with systematic differences in tenure security under traditional systems. Policies and programmes aimed at encouraging female access to land titles can improve the economic impact of agricultural land titling through increases in productivity and land productivity enhancing investments.

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  • Hichaambwa, Munguzwe & Chamberlin, Jordan & Sitko, Nicholas, 2015. "Does Gender Matter when Evaluating the Economic Impacts of Smallholder Land Titling in Zambia?," Food Security Collaborative Policy Briefs 198704, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:midcpb:198704
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.198704
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