Fenske, James (2012): Trees, tenure and conflict: Rubber in colonial Benin.
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Tree crops have changed land tenure in Africa. Farmers have acquired more permanent, alienable rights, but have also faced disputes with competing claimants and the state. I show that the introduction of Para rubber had similar effects in the Benin region of colonial Nigeria. Farmers initially obtained land by traditional methods. Mature farms were assets that could be sold, let out, and used to raise credit. Disputes over rubber involved smallholders, communities of rival users, would-be migrant farmers and commercial plantations.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Trees, tenure and conflict: Rubber in colonial Benin|
|Keywords:||Africa, rubber, land tenure, Benin, Nigeria, tree crops, land disputes|
|Subjects:||N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries > N57 - Africa; Oceania
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O10 - General
|Depositing User:||James Fenske|
|Date Deposited:||22. Mar 2012 19:17|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 10:52|
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