Effects of Women Land Rights on Agricultural Outcomes in Rwanda | Land Portal

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ISBN / Resource ID: 
AJLPGS:15205
Pages: 
11
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Copyright (c) 2019 African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences

This study examines the effect of land rights on agricultural outcomes in Rwanda. We characterize the effects of land rights from two perspectives. The first one is land rights indicated by the right to sell and guarantee land and the second one is land titling. The agricultural outcomes include agricultural productivity, food security and nutritional diversity. From the results, land rights are found to have a positive relationship with all the outcome variables. The effect of land rights on agricultural productivity is larger if the household head is male. Joint titling has a negative effect on food security but the effect is not conclusive in the case of agricultural productivity and nutritional diversity. We conclude that land rights are important for the three outcome variables. Women land rights have a positive effect on agricultural productivity although the effect is larger in the case of male land rights.

Autores y editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Kamande, Mercyline W.
Bahati, Emery Musonerwa

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