Does Land Tenure Security Promote Manure Use by Farm Households in Vietnam?

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dc.identifier.uri Trung Thanh Nguyen Bauer, Siegfried Grote, Ulrike 2016-09-12T13:13:54Z 2016-09-12T13:13:54Z 2016-02
dc.identifier.citation Trung Thanh Nguyen; Bauer, Siegfried; Grote, Ulrike: Does Land Tenure Security Promote Manure Use by Farm Households in Vietnam? In: Sustainability 8 (2016), Nr. 2, 178. DOI:
dc.description.abstract Facing widespread poverty and land degradation, Vietnam started a land reform in 1993 as part of its renovation policy package known as “Doi Moi”. This paper examines the impacts of improved land tenure security, via this land reform, on manure use by farm households. As manure potentially improves soil fertility by adding organic matter and nutrients to the soil surface, it might contribute to improving soil productive capacity and reversing land degradation. Random effect regression models are applied to a panel dataset of 133 farm households in the Northern Uplands of Vietnam collected in 1993, 1998, and 2006. The results confirm that land tenure security has positive effects on manure use, but the levels of influence differ depending on whether the land has been privatized or whether the land title has already been issued. In addition, manure use is also influenced by the number of cattle and pigs, the education level and ethnicity of household heads, farm land size and non-farm income. The findings suggest that speeding up land privatization and titling, encouraging cattle and pig rearing, and improving education would promote manure use in farm production. However, careful interpretation of our research findings is required as land privatization, together with economic growth and population pressure, might lead to overuse of farm inputs. eng
dc.description.sponsorship DFG
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Basel : Mdpi Ag
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sustainability 8 (2016), Nr. 2
dc.rights CC BY 4.0 Unported
dc.subject sub-saharan africa eng
dc.subject soil conservation eng
dc.subject property-rights eng
dc.subject investment incentives eng
dc.subject management-practices eng
dc.subject natural-resources eng
dc.subject western kenya eng
dc.subject south-korea eng
dc.subject adoption eng
dc.subject agriculture eng
dc.subject.ddc 330 | Wirtschaft ger
dc.title Does Land Tenure Security Promote Manure Use by Farm Households in Vietnam?
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.issn 2071-1050
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 2
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 8
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 178
dc.description.version publishedVersion
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