Adjustment, agricultural mjodernization and land markets: the case of Honduras

Andy Thorpe

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    The issue of land property rights and emerging land markets in Honduras is examined. The policies and legislation promoting land titling and land markets are based on the proposition that customary and informal land rights were an obstacle to modernization. It is argued that private land markets provide few benefits to small farmers. In a detailed regional study on the relation between land titling and (a) access to formal credit and (b) technical assistance, little statistical justification is found for the structural adjustment policy claim that formal titling mechanisms increase access to such inputs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe 'market panacea': agrarian transformation in developing countries and former socialist economies
    EditorsM. Spoor
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherITDG Publishing
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9781853394140
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997


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