Do second-level land certificates offer economic value to the farmers that hold them?
The Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) project works to raise incomes for poor and vulnerable populations in Ethiopia and to enhance economic growth through second-level land certification and improved rural land administration.
Second-level certification differs from first level certification by collecting and digitising spatial data on a parcel-by-parcel basis. LIFT issued its first such certificates in 2015. This paper explores whether these certificates offer economic value to the farmers who hold them.