African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Full Length Research Paper

Land tenure security and agricultural production in the rural areas of Burkina Faso

Genesquin Guibert Legala Keudem
  • Genesquin Guibert Legala Keudem
  • Nazi Boni University, Dindéresso, Burkina Faso.
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Kimseyinga Savadogo
  • Kimseyinga Savadogo
  • Department of Economics, Thomas Sankara University, Burkina Faso.
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Genesquin Guibert Legala Keudem
  • Genesquin Guibert Legala Keudem
  • Nazi Boni University, Dindéresso, Burkina Faso.
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Kimseyinga Savadogo
  • Kimseyinga Savadogo
  • Department of Economics, Thomas Sankara University, Burkina Faso.
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  •  Received: 20 September 2023
  •  Accepted: 27 November 2023
  •  Published: 30 November 2023

Abstract

The security of land tenure is a critical aspect of enhancing agricultural production in rural areas of Burkina Faso. The aim of this analysis is to examine the impact of land tenure security on agricultural production and utilize the Mixed Conditional Process method to derive estimators in a recursive equation model. Panel data from the Programme National de Gestion des Terroirs was employed spanning the cropping seasons of 2010 and 2011. The findings indicate that enhanced land tenure security leads to a higher adoption of stone cordons and improved agricultural labor efficiency, ultimately resulting in enhanced agricultural production. Additionally, promoting agricultural mechanization that reduces physical labor could be valuable. Therefore, it is recommended to extend the use of stone barriers to all plots by providing necessary financial and technical support to farmers.

Key words: Land tenure, land security, rural areas, Burkina Faso.