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dc.contributor.authorWren-Lewis, Liam
dc.contributor.authorBecerra-Valbuena, Luis
dc.contributor.authorHoungbedji, Kenneth
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-13T13:00:17Z
dc.date.available2020-07-13T13:00:17Z
dc.date.issued2020-06
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/20945
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectdeforestationen
dc.subjectCommunity Forest Managementen
dc.subjectagricultural investmentsen
dc.subject.ddc333en
dc.subject.classificationjelQ.Q3.Q32en
dc.subject.classificationjelQ.Q1.Q15en
dc.subject.classificationjelQ.Q5.Q57en
dc.titleFormalizing land rights can reduce forest loss: Experimental evidence from Beninen
dc.typeArticle accepté pour publication ou publié
dc.description.abstractenMany countries are formalizing customary land rights systems with the aim of improving agricultural productivity and facilitating community forest management. This paper evaluates the impact on tree cover loss of the first randomized control trial of such a program. Around 70,000 landholdings were demarcated and registered in randomly chosen villages in Benin, a country with a high rate of deforestation driven by demand for agricultural land. We estimate that the program reduced the area of forest loss in treated villages, with no evidence of anticipatory deforestation or negative spillovers to other areas. Surveys indicate that possible mechanisms include an increase in tenure security and an improvement in the effectiveness of community forest management. Overall, our results suggest that formalizing customary land rights in rural areas can be an effective way to reduce forest loss while improving agricultural investments.en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlnameScience Advances
dc.relation.isversionofjnlvol6en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlissue26en
dc.relation.isversionofjnldate2020-06
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpageseabb6914en
dc.relation.isversionofdoi10.1126/sciadv.abb6914en
dc.identifier.urlsitehttps://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/26/eabb6914en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpublisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Scienceen
dc.subject.ddclabelEconomie de la terre et des ressources naturellesen
dc.relation.forthcomingnonen
dc.relation.forthcomingprintnonen
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dc.description.audienceInternationalen
dc.relation.Isversionofjnlpeerreviewedouien
dc.relation.Isversionofjnlpeerreviewedouien
dc.date.updated2020-07-09T10:15:23Z
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