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Title: Transformations in Agriculture and their Implications for Rural Development
Authors: Hazell, Peter B.R.
Authors (Email): Hazell, Peter (p.hazell@imperial.ac.uk)
Keywords: rural development
poverty reduction
agricultural transformation
small farm development
JEL Codes: O10
O13
O18
Q10
Q18
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: The paper reviews the implications for rural development of current transformations in agriculture. It first identifies some of the driving forces - in addition to the impact of rising incomes in some but not all developing countries - behind the transformation process: changing market chains, shifts in public policy, OECD agricultural policies and HIV/AIDS. It then discusses some strategic issues for assisting the rural sector and small farms in developing countries: increasing the productivity of food staples, diversification into higher value products, organizing small farmer for marketing, agricultural services, non-farm opportunities and migration and targeting the vulnerable. It emphasizes the need for integrated interventions if small farm development is to offer a viable pro-poor option for agricultural development.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/112592
Institution/Association: eJADE: electronic Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics>Volume 04, Issue 1, 2007
Total Pages: 19
From Page: 47
To Page: 65
Collections:Volume 04, Issue 1, 2007

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