Innovation in Natural Resource Management: The Role of Property Rights and Collective Action in Developing Countries

Innovation in Natural Resource Management: The Role of Property Rights and Collective Action in Developing Countries

By: Frank Place (editor), Anna Knox (editor), Ruth Meinzen-Dick (editor), Brent Swallow (editor)Paperback

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International agricultural research is expanding beyond the development of annual crop technologies for individual farms to the development of longer-term natural resource management techniques for entire landscapes. But technologies or practices with a long lag time between investment and returns are unlikely to be adopted by farmers unless they have secure rights to the underlying resources (property rights). Similarly, technologies that span multiple farms are unlikely to be adopted unless neighbors and groups work together (collective action). But little is known about the way property rights and collective action in developing countries mediate the adoption of technologies by farmers and groups. To address this information gap, this volume brings together international experts in economics, sociology, and natural resource management to examine the links among property rights, collective action, and technological change for a variety of technologies across a range of community contexts in the developing world. Authors focus on the reciprocal relationships between community institutions and technologies, the role of property rights in conflicts between crop and livestock production systems, and the way that collective action differs across landscapes. A conceptual framework, methodological approaches, and "best bet"practices are presented to help guide future research. Researchers, policy analysts, and students interested in the links between environmental sustainability, economic growth, equity and poverty alleviation, and technology adoption will benefit from this volume. Contributors: George Arab, Michael Bannister, Regina Birner, Ana Milena de la Cruz, Simeon Ehui, Sarah Gavian, Gustave Gintzburger, Maria del Pilar Guerrero, Hasantha Gunaweera, Peter Hazell, Khalil Jani, Anna Knox, Nancy McCarthy, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Woudyalew Mulatu, Thomas Nordblom, Onyango Okello, Keijiro Otsuka, John Pender, Frank Place, Jonathan Rae, Helle Munk Ravnborg, Sara J. Scherr, Glenn R. Smucker, Brent Swallow, Kimberly A. Swallow, Jon D. Unruh, Justine Wangila, Olaf Westermann, and T. Anderson White.

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Ruth Meinzen-Dick is a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Anna Knox is assistant coordinator of the Participatory Research and Gender Analysis Program of the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT). Frank Place is an economist at the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF). Brent Swallow is principal economist and program leader for Natural Resource Problems, Priorities and Policies at ICRAF.


Contents: List of Figures List of Tables Foreword Preface1: Introduction RUTH MEINZEN-DICK, ANNA KNOX, BRENT SWALLOW, AND FRANK PLACE2: Property Rights, Collective Action, and Technologies for Natural Resource Management: A Conceptual Framework ANNA KNOX, RUTH MEINZEN-DICK, AND PETER HAZEL3: Assessing the Relationships between Property Rights and Technology Adoption in Smallholder Agriculture: Issues and Empirical Methods FRANK PLACE AND BRENT SWALLOW4: The Role of Tenure in the Management of Trees at the Community Level: Theoretical and Empirical Analyses from Uganda and Malawi FRANK PLACE AND KEIJIRO OTSUKA5: Measuring the Production Efficiency of Alternative Land Tenure Contracts in a Mixed Crop-Livestock System in Ethiopia SARAH GAVIAN AND SIMEON EHUI6: Land Tenure and the Adoption of Agricultural Technology in Haiti GLENN R. SMUCKER, T. ANDERSON WHITE, AND MICHAEL BANNISTER7: Tribes, State, and Technology Adoption in Arid Land Management JONATHAN RAE, GEORGE ARAB, THOMAS NORDBLOM, KHALIL JANI, AND GUSTAVE GINTZBURGER8: Land Dispute Resolution in Mozambique: Evidence and Institutions of Agroforestry Technology Adoption JON D. UNRUH9: Between Market Failure, Policy Failure, and "Community Failure": Crop-Livestock Conflicts and Technology Adoption in Sri Lanka REGINA BIRNER AND HASANTHA GUNAWEERA10: Organizational Development and Natural Resource Management: Evidence from Central Honduras JOHN PENDER AND SARA J. SCHERR11: Collective Action in Space: Assessing How Cooperation and Collective Action Vary across an African Landscape BRENT SWALLOW, JUSTINE WANGILA, WOUDYALEW MULATU, ONYANGO OKELLO, AND NANCY McCARTHY12: Collective Action in Ant Control HELE MUNK RAVNBORG, ANA MILENA DE LA CRUZ REBOLLEDO, MARIA DEL PILAR GUERRERO, AND OLAF WESTERMANN13: Institutions and teh Intensification of Cattle-Feeding Techniques: A Village Case Study in Kenya's Coast Province KIMBERLY A. SWALLOW14: Conclusions and Policy Implications ANNA KNOX, RUTH MEINZEN-DICK, BRENT SWALLOW, AND FRANK PLACE

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  • publication date: 01/10/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780801871436
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780801871436
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0801871433

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