Land Tenure, Title Deeds, and Farm Productivity in the Southern Province of Zambia: Preliminary Research Findings (Outline)

September 2001
Robert Smith

Addresses the research question, do different land tenure conditions affect farming systems, organisation and performance among Zambian small farmers, and if so, how? Discusses the widespread demand for title, even on customary lands, and concludes that this is a defensive measure, based on a desire for secure possession and for bequeathment and the protection of fixed investments.