Enabling the Business of Agriculture

Safeguards for Land Rights

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Land availability and security are fundamental to fulfilling the growing global demand for food. Land tenure security promotes investments in land and facilitates its productive allocation. Secure land rights make it easier to access credit by using land as collateral. Yet, limited access to land and inadequate tenure security are crucial bottlenecks for farmers worldwide. This has tremendous consequences for agriculture. When farmers lack secure land rights, they are less likely to invest labor and capital in improving soil, growing perennial crops, managing rangelands and building irrigation systems. This year, Enabling the Business of Agriculture features new data on two areas where regulation is key to ensure land tenure security: safeguards against land expropriation and the recognition of customary land rights.

 

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