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Comparing land reform and land markets in colombia: impacts on equity and efficiency
 
Author:Raffaella Castagnini; Klaus Deininger; Maria A. Gonzalez; Collection Title:Policy, Research working paper series ; no. WPS 3258
Country:Colombia; Date Stored:2004/04/14
Document Date:2004/04/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Environmental Economics & Policies; Land Use and Policies; Agribusiness & Markets; Banks & Banking Reform; Municipal Housing and Land; Rural Land Policies for Poverty ReductionLanguage:English
Region:Latin America & CaribbeanReport Number:WPS3258
Volume No:1 of 1  

Summary: Based on a large survey to compare the effectiveness of land markets and land reform in Colombia, the authors find that rental and sales markets were more effective in transferring land to poor but productive producers than was administrative land reform. The fact that land transactions were all of a short-term nature and that little land was transferred from very large to small land owners or the landless suggests that there may be scope for policies both to improve the functioning of land markets and to facilitate greater land access by the most disadvantaged. Analysis of the factors associated with success in a sample of land transfers from large to small producers helps to identify key elements for policies in both respects.

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