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Can Government-Allocated Land Contribute to Food Security?

Authors: 
Florence Santos,
Diana Fletschner,
Vivien Savath,
Amber Peterman
Organizational Authors: 
IFPRI
Year Published: 
2013

This study evaluates the impact of India’s land-allocation and registration program in West Bengal, a program that targets poor populations and promotes the inclusion of women’s names on land titles. We use mixed methods data collected between 2010 and 2012 to examine the program’s selection of beneficiaries and a set of outcomes that are expected to lay the foundation for future food security, as well as short-term food security indicators. 

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