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Sustainability 2015, 7(6), 7926-7941; doi:10.3390/su7067926

Tenure Insecurity, Climate Variability and Renting out Decisions among Female Small-Holder Farmers in Ethiopia

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United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), University of Ghana, P.O. Box LG 25, Legon-Accra, Ghana
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The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London WC2A 2AE, UK
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Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Received: 5 February 2015 / Revised: 12 June 2015 / Accepted: 15 June 2015 / Published: 19 June 2015
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Abstract

Land tenure arrangements in Africa are generally skewed in favour of males. Compared to males, female plot owners face complex sets of constraints and systemic high tenure insecurity which culminate in low yields. In order to obtain better returns, some females rent their plots to males, but risk losing the plots to their tenants. A model has been constructed to explain renting-out decisions of female small landholders, an issue largely ignored in the agricultural economics literature. The results, based on a survey of female landholders in Ethiopia, highlight the factors that explain renting-out decisions. View Full-Text
Keywords: female headed households; tenure insecurity; productivity; climate variability female headed households; tenure insecurity; productivity; climate variability
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Akpalu, W.; Bezabih, M. Tenure Insecurity, Climate Variability and Renting out Decisions among Female Small-Holder Farmers in Ethiopia. Sustainability 2015, 7, 7926-7941.

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