How Do Shifts in Land Tenure Affect Farmers in the Philippines?
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How Do Shifts in Land Tenure Affect Farmers in the Philippines?

25 October 2023

Summary

Land titling interventions often span several years. The impacts of an intervention that subdivides collective land titles and issues individual titles can vary across individuals and time. The vast majority of farmers in the sample prefer to own land individually rather than collectively. However, an intermediate stage in the intervention - between survey subdivision and issuance of individual titles - decreases their perceptions of tenure security, trust in government, happiness, and women's decision-making authority in the short-term. These shifts are not universal across farmers, and the anxiety related to a change in tenurial status may fade over time. The receipt of individual land titles improves perceived tenure security and can lead to investment in the land. To ensure positive or neutral impacts throughout the process of the transition in land rights, clear communication and access to support services are essential, as well as ensuring titles are distributed in a timely manner.

Citation
“ World Bank . 2023 . How Do Shifts in Land Tenure Affect Farmers in the Philippines? . © Washington, DC . http://hdl.handle.net/10986/40534 License: CC BY-NC 3.0 IGO . ”
Collection(s)
East Asia and Pacific Gender Innovation Lab
Identifier externaldocumentum
34179292
Identifier internaldocumentum
34179292
Region country
Philippines
Report
185184
UNIT
EAP Chief Economist Unit (EAPCE)
URI
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/40534
date disclosure
2023-10-12
region administrative
East Asia and Pacific
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1596/40534
Published in
United States of America
Rights
CC BY-NC 3.0 IGO
Rights Holder
World Bank

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land titling agriculture :: agricultural sector economics communities and human settlements :: land administration land tenure transition collective land ownership land reform impact individual farm ownership rural women's decision making authority