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Land tenure and agrarian change in Kenya

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      This article examines the relationship of formal and informal land-tenure systems to processes of agrarian change. Although it is often assumed that formal legal recognition of private rights in land can help to transform agriculture, causal links between particular tenure systems and agrarian processes are not easily demonstrated. It is difficult to separate the effects of land tenure from those of a host of other influences on agriculture. A number of studies have pointed to causal relationships among high population density, agricultural intensity, and individualisation of land rights (Podolefsky, 1987). Nevertheless, formal privatisationper semay have relatively little effect on processes of agrarian change, even in an economy where land is productive and scarce and where its distribution is relatively unequal.

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            Journal
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            Africa
            Africa
            JSTOR
            0001-9720
            1750-0184
            January 1989
            December 2011
            : 59
            : 01
            : 61-90
            10.2307/1160764
            © 1989

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