Impact of Land Reform Strategies on Rural Poverty in the Commonwealth of Independent States: Comparison between Georgia and Moldova

Impact of Land Reform Strategies on Rural Poverty in the Commonwealth of Independent States: Comparison between Georgia and Moldova

by Kerstin Kotschau

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Overview

This study aimed at analysing the impact of two different land reform strategies on rural poverty in CIS countries, particularly in Georgia and Moldova. While Georgia distributed agricultural land parcels directly to the population at the beginning of the 1990ies, Moldova transferred land via paper shares for undemarcated land parcels. This study is based on household data, which were collected during household surveys in Georgia and Moldova in 2007 and 2008. The data had been used in order to analyse the impact of land reform on the endowment with land and other capital, the use of capital and the access to markets and credits as well as the importance of agricultural employment for rural households. A logit analysis had been run in order to detect the determinants of poverty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631623213
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 04/09/2012
Series: Schriften zur internationalen Entwicklungs- und Umweltforschung Series , #28
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kerstin Kötschau studied agricultural economics at the University of Giessen. From 2005 to 2009 she worked at the Center for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU) in Giessen where she was the coordinator of an international research project on land reform strategies in Georgia and Moldova.

Table of Contents

Contents: Land Reform – Farm Restructuring – Rural Transition – Agriculture – Poverty – CIS – Georgia – Moldova – Empirical Analyses – Household Survey.

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