Do the land-poor gain from agricultural investments? Empirical evidence from Zambia using panel data | Land Portal
Do land-poor gain from agricultural investments?

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Date of publication: 
August 2015
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
1403-2473
Pages: 
32
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In the context of the global land rush, some portray large-scale land acquisitions as a potent threat to the livelihoods of already marginalized rural farming households in Africa. In order to avoid the potential pitfall of studying a particular project that may well have atypical effects, this paper systematically investigates the impact on commercial farm wage incomes for rural smallholder households of all pledged investments in the agricultural sector in Zambia between 1994 and 2007. The results suggest that agricultural investments are associated with a robust moderate positive effect, but only for households with a relative shortage of land.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Pelle Ahlerup Sven Tengstam
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