Farm and Enterprise Diversification in East Europe and Central Asia
Institute of Agricultural Economics
January 2, 2012
This paper presents issues and challenges for farm and enterprise diversification and integration of small scale farmers into value chains in East Europe and Central Asia (EECA). First, it discuses context and approaches to agricultural and rural income diversification. Second, it assesses the extent of agricultural diversification in EECA. Third, it identifies issues, challenges and lessons learnt of the integration of small farmers into agricultural value chains in the region. Forth, it outlines options and areas of intervention to foster diversification and market inclusion of smallholders in EECA. Finally, it concludes with recommendations for improvement of public policies and international assistance.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 58
Keywords: farm and income diversification, smallholders market inclusion, East European and Central Asian farming transformation, agrarian policies
JEL Classification: Q12, Q13, Q17, Q18, P27, R12working papers series
Date posted: May 9, 2012
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