Secure land rights are a critical, but often overlooked, factor in achieving household food security and improved nutritional status in rural areas of developing countries. 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.
Santos, Florence; Fletschner, Diana; Savath, Vivien; and Peterman, Amber. 2013. Can government-allocated land contribute to food security? Intrahousehold analysis of West Bengal’s microplot allocation program. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1310. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/127981