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Land Quality on Reserves in Ontario: Description and Implications for Land Tenure

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dc.contributor.advisor Deaton, Brady
dc.contributor.author Richmond, Elsie
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-14T19:11:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-14T19:11:20Z
dc.date.copyright 2020-09
dc.date.created 2020-07-24
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10214/21236
dc.description.abstract My research aims to identify whether land quality influences the emergence of the adoption of different patterns of land tenure on First Nations Reserves. My first research question identifies whether there is a difference in the percentage of prime agricultural land on-reserves versus off-reserves in Ontario. My second question tests the theoretically motivated hypothesis that land quality influences the adoption of Certificates of Possession (CP). I identify whether land quality impacts the adoption of the CP system. I find that the off-reserve surveyed area in Ontario has a higher percentage of prime agricultural land than the surveyed reserves in Ontario. I also present a case study of Six Nations of the Grand River to evaluate research question 2. I find that there is a relationship between a parcel’s percentage of prime agricultural land and the adoption of a CP. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship McCain Family Chair in Food Security en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject GIS en_US
dc.subject Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.subject First Nations Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Indigenous Agriculture en_US
dc.title Land Quality on Reserves in Ontario: Description and Implications for Land Tenure en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics en_US
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