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Land Dispute Resolution in Mozambique: Evidence and Institutions of Agroforestry Technology Adoption

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dc.contributor.author Unruh, Jon D. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:30:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:30:27Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2002-11-08 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2002-11-08 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/516
dc.description.abstract "Successful adoption of natural resource management technologies requires that important fundamentals of property rights be significantly established. Because disputes over property rights occur universally, the ability to successfully defend ones rights to property exercises a central influence on the tenure security necessary for technology adoption. However defending rights to property rests upon the possession of evidence significantly available, and widely regarded as legitimate. This chapter presents work carried out in postwar Mozambique on the availability and legitimacy of evidence pertaining to land tenure dispute resolution. What is unusual about the Mozambique case is that the physical presence of a natural resource management technology, agroforestry trees in this case, also serves as one of the most widely available and legitimate forms of evidence in the postwar period. Such an arrangement reveals important aspects about the reverse relationship between property rights and technology adoption. While such an evidence role for a technology at first may appear to encourage further adoption of agroforestry, important influences on property rights in the postwar setting serve to discourage full adoption, and jeopardize the long-term presence of existing agroforestry trees. It remains to be seen if recent legislative changes regarding property rights will successfully engage customary forms of evidence and encourage full adoption of agroforestry in Mozambique." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject agroforestry en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.subject conflict resolution en_US
dc.subject customary law en_US
dc.subject law en_US
dc.title Land Dispute Resolution in Mozambique: Evidence and Institutions of Agroforestry Technology Adoption en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Mozambique en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference The Commons in an Age of Globalisation, the Ninth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 17-21, 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe en_US
dc.submitter.email jerwolfe@indiana.edu en_US

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