Recent Submissions

  • Variation in output shares and endogenous matching in land rental contracts 

    Brhanu, Desta; Holden, Stein Terje (CLTS Working paper;2018:2, Working paper, 2018)
    We investigate the extent of variation in output sharing in land rental contracts and alternative hypotheses to explain this variation. Close to half of the rental contracts in our study in northern Ethiopia have output ...
  • Food for work and diet diversity in Ethiopia 

    Debela, Bethelhem Legesse; Shively, Gerald; Holden, Stein Terje (CLTS Working paper;2017:14, Working paper, 2017)
    We use four waves of panel data from Northern Ethiopia to investigate the link between Food for Work (FFW) participation and the diversity of food consumption and production. Food-based transfer programs have become a ...
  • Probability weighting and input use intensity in a state-contingent framework 

    Holden, Stein Terje; Quiggin, John (CLTS Working paper;2017:8, Working paper, 2017)
    Climate risk represents an increasing threat to poor and vulnerable farmers in drought-prone areas of Africa. This study assesses the fertilizer adoption responses of food insecure farmers in Malawi, where Drought Tolerant ...
  • Defragmenting resource management on the southeast arm of Lake Malawi : case of fisheries 

    Ngochera, Maxon; Donda, Steve; Hara, Mafaniso; Berge, Erling (CLTS Working paper;2017:12, Working paper, 2017)
    The Southeast Arm of Lake Malawi catchment has a wide range of natural resources that require prudent management for sustainability and maximisation of benefits. The current management practice is government sector based, ...
  • Adoption of soil fertility management technologies in Malawi : impact of drought exposure 

    Holden, Stein Terje; Fisher, Monica; Katengeza, Samson P. (CLTS Working paper;2017:11, Working paper, 2017)
    Soil fertility management (SFM) technologies may potentially protect against climate risks, reduce nutrient depletion and enhance food security. In this paper, we study impact of drought exposure on adoption and adoption ...
  • Policies for improved food security : the roles of land tenure policies and land markets 

    Holden, Stein Terje (CLTS Working paper;2017:9, Working paper, 2017)
    This chapter provides an overview of what we know about farm size distributions, the emerging land markets, the role of tenure systems, tenure reforms and land policies in shaping the distribution of increasingly scarce ...
  • Fertilizer and sustainable intensification in Africa 

    Holden, Stein Terje (CLTS Working paper;2018:1, Working paper, 2018)
    The paper investigates the important role of fertilizer to enhance sustainable intensification and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa based on a multi-disciplinary literature review. The review starts with a macro-perspective ...
  • Group trust in youth business groups : influenced by risk tolerance and expected trustworthiness 

    Holden, Stein Terje; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;2017:13, Working paper, 2017)
    We analyzed lab-in-the-field trust and risk experiment with 1125 youth in 119 youth groups established as primary cooperatives to develop a joint business. The experiments were implemented using classrooms in local schools ...
  • Can the land rental market facilitate smallholder commercialization? : evidence from northern Ethiopia 

    Gebru, Menasbo; Holden, Stein Terje; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;2017:10, Working paper, 2017)
    The paper utilizes household panel data to investigate whether the land rental market can facilitate improved access to land for land-poor tenant households over time and thereby facilitate expansion of their farming ...
  • Jordleie og bruksstruktur i tre norske kommuner 

    Holden, Stein Terje; Berge, Erling; Sjaastad, Espen O.; Strand, Geir H.; Steinsholt, Håvard (CLTS Working paper;2016:7, Working paper, 2016)
    Omfanget av jordleie og bruksstruktur for tre norske kommuner (Norddal, Rissa og Ås) fra tre ulike landsdeler sammenlignes for årene 2004 og 2013 basert på data fra Statens Landbruksforvaltning (produksjonstilskudd) og ...
  • Links between tenure security and food security in poor agrarian economies : causal linkages and policy implications 

    Holden, Stein Terje; Ghebru, Hosaena (CLTS Working paper;2016:7, Working paper, 2016)
    Population growth leads to growing land scarcity and landlessness in poor agrarian economies. Many of these also face severe climate risks that may increase in the future. Tenure security is important for food security in ...
  • Youth as environmental custodians : a potential tragedy or a sustainable business and livelihood model? 

    Holden, Stein Terje; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;2016:6, Working paper, 2016)
    Youth unemployment and migration is a growing challenge that needs more political attention in many countries in the world, particularly countries with rapid population growth and economic transformation. Proactively ...
  • The importance of Ostrom's design principles : youth group performance in Northern Ethiopia 

    Holden, Stein Terje; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;2017:2, Working paper, 2017)
    Youth unemployment and migration are growing challenges that need more political attention in many countries, particularly countries with rapid population growth and economic transformation. Proactively mobilizing the youth ...
  • Adoption of CA technologies among followers of lead farmers : how strong is the influence from lead farmers? 

    Fisher, Monica; Holden, Stein Terje; Katengeza, Samson P. (CLTS Working paper;2017:7, Working paper, 2017)
    This study investigates how the Farmer-to-Farmer-Extension (F2FE) system with lead farmers and follower farmers influences adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) technologies in Malawi. Using data from 180 lead farmers ...
  • The adoption potential of conservation agriculture technologies in Malawi : a lead farmer promoter-adopter approach and assessment 

    Fisher, Monica; Holden, Stein Terje; Katengeza, Samson P. (CLTS Working paper;2017:1, Working paper, 2017)
    This paper assesses the adoption potential of conservation agriculture (CA) technologies in Malawi, where CA appears highly appropriate. Estimation of CA adoption rates and their determinants is complicated by the relatively ...
  • Minnelige avtaler ved grunnerverv 

    Leinebø, Bjørn Bendixen; Strømdal, Frank; Torsnes, André (CLTS Working paper;2017:6, Working paper, 2017)
    Statens vegvesens grunnerverv ender i større grad enn før med minnelig avtale enn skjønn. Etter 2000 har ca. 95 % av alle deres grunnerverv endt med minnelig avtale. Med bakgrunn i dette ønsker vi å undersøke hvorfor ...
  • Land distribution in Northern Ethiopia from 1998 to 2016 : gender-disaggregated, spatial and intertemporal variation 

    Holden, Stein Terje; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;2017:3, Working paper, 2017)
    This study utilizes land registry data from the First and Second Stage Land Registration Reforms that took place in 1998 and 2016 in sampled districts and communities in Tigray region of Ethiopia. Tigray was the first ...
  • Is Ethiopia’s productive safety net program enhancing dependency? 

    Araya, Girma Berhe; Holden, Stein Terje (CLTS Working paper;2017:5, Working paper, 2017)
    Although development intervention programs can have far-reaching impacts beyond their stated objective, there have been few careful studies of unintended outcomes of such programs. This study assesses the impact of Ethiopia’s ...
  • Adoption of drought tolerant maize varieties under rainfall stress in Malawi 

    Holden, Stein Terje; Lunduka, Rodney W.; Katengeza, Samson P. (CLTS Working paper;2017:4, Working paper, 2017)
    This paper examines adoption of drought tolerant (DT) maize varieties under rainfall stress in Malawi using a Mundlak-Chamberlain panel Probit model with a Control Function approach. DT maize varieties is a promising ...
  • A land tenure module for LSMS 

    Holden, Stein Terje; Ali, Daniel; Deininger, Klaus; Hilhorst, Thea (CLTS Working paper;2016:1, Working paper, 2016)
    This paper proposes to fill the important gap in reliable and nationally representative land tenure data by including a Land Tenure Module (LTM) to be linked to multi-purpose household surveys such as the Living Standard ...

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