LAND PRICES HEADING SKYWARD? AN ANALYSIS OF FARMLAND VALUES ACROSS TANZANIA

Although studies of the determinants of farmland prices are common in developed country settings, such analyses are extremely scarce in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper offers a comprehensive examination of land values across Tanzania. Land prices rose significantly between 2008/09 and 2012/13, presenting a potential obstacle to land access for poor and aspiring farmers. A hedonic analysis reveals that indicators of agricultural potential, local population density, and access to markets/urban centers are all statistically significant determinants of land values in Tanzania. The paper concludes with a discussion of promising directions for future research on land values in SubSaharan Africa.


Issue Date:
Jul 07 2017
Publication Type:
Report
Language:
English
Total Pages:
31
Series Statement:
FSP Research Paper 61




 Record created 2017-08-10, last modified 2017-08-29

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)