Does Secured Tenure matter on Land Investment? A Review on Literature

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  • N C Wickramaarachchi

Abstract

Secured nature of land tenure is of current importance among many factors that determines the land quality improving investment in land productivity. A vast number of scholarly work has been developed, yet the results are contradictory. This article attempts to provide a critical review of the available literature on secured tenure and the impact on farmers’ decision to invest on the land. Reviewed results argues though a very few has identified with no influence, majority confirms that secured tenure provide incentives for investment and positively impact on productivity. Strong policy actions can help to improve the security of land rights and promote socially desirable decision of the farmer to maintain the soil quality and thereby improve the land productivity. Key words: Tenure Security, Land Investment, Soil quality, Land Productivity, Property Rights

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2019-11-28

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