Advertisement

© 2020

The Relation between Large-Scale Land Acquisitions and Rural Households

Evidence from Ethiopia and Tanzania

Book
  • 372 Downloads

Part of the Ökonomische Analyse des Rechts | Economic Analysis of Law book series (ÖAR I EAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Giulia Barbanente
    Pages 1-19
  3. Giulia Barbanente
    Pages 47-82
  4. Giulia Barbanente
    Pages 83-107
  5. Giulia Barbanente
    Pages 109-123
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 125-143

About this book

Introduction

Giulia Barbanente investigates the impact of large-scale foreign land acquisitions (LSLAs) on rural households in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Given the scale of LSLAs happening in developing countries, there is urgent need to objectively assess whether risks for smallholders are balanced by positive economic outcomes. The author considers four key pathways of influence of LSLAs on rural households: access to land, returns to land, returns to labor and price of agricultural goods. The four pathways are tested on the background of Ethiopia’s and Tanzania’s land tenure systems, which are strikingly different. The evidence shows several elements of similarity in the reported effect of LSLAs on the defined indicators of households’ welfare in the two countries.

Contents

  • LSLAs and Rural Development: Theoretical Predictions
  • International Policy Tools: Global Governance
  • LSLAs and Property Rights in Africa
  • Access to Land and Other Natural Resources

Target Groups

Scholars and practitioners working in the field of rural development, law and development, development economics

The Author

Giulia Barbanente holds a PhD in Law and Economics, awarded jointly by University of Hamburg, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and University of Bologna. She works as a land tenure specialist conducting both research and program management activities. 

Keywords

Large-Scale Land Acquisitions Land Tenure Rural Development Rural Households Ethiopia Tanzania

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of HamburgHamburgGermany

About the authors

Giulia Barbanente holds a PhD in Law and Economics, awarded jointly by University of Hamburg, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and University of Bologna. She works as a land tenure specialist conducting both research and program management activities. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Relation between Large-Scale Land Acquisitions and Rural Households
  • Book Subtitle Evidence from Ethiopia and Tanzania
  • Authors Giulia Barbanente
  • Series Title Ökonomische Analyse des Rechts | Economic Analysis of Law
  • Series Abbreviated Title Ökonomische anal. des Rechts | econ. anal. of Law
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-29964-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-658-29963-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-658-29964-4
  • Series ISSN 2524-7360
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-7379
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 143
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Law and Economics
    Development Economics
    Common Property and Land Law
  • Buy this book on publisher's site