March 30th, 2015
Climate-Smart Agriculture and resource tenure in Sub-Saharan Africa: a conceptual framework
Published by FAO, September 1st, 2014
In this study (PDF) by FAO, authors analyse the linkages between property rights and adoption of climate-smart agriculture (CSA). First, they discuss key characteristics of four CSA practices related to sustainable land management: 1) conservation agriculture; 2) agroforestry; 3) soil and water conservation; and 4) irrigation and drainage. Then, they lay out a conceptual framework for evaluating the pathways by which expanding property rights and strengthening tenure security affects incentives to adopt technologies broadly, and finally apply the framework to each of the four CSA practices.