Rural Household Access to Assets and Markets: A Cross-Country Comparison

The European Journal of Development Research, 2011

Posted: 8 Jan 2019

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Paul Winters

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Alberto Zezza

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Benjamin Davis

UNICEF South Africa

Luca Tasciotti

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Esteban J. Quiñones

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Date Written: September 2011

Abstract

The sluggish supply response in most developing countries to the apparently favourable agricultural market situation of the past few years can be explained by the limited ability of price incentives to bring about an increase in production and marketed surplus in the presence of binding non-price constraints. This article characterises farm household heterogeneity in access to assets, markets and infrastructure drawing on household survey data from 15 developing countries. We relate this heterogeneity in access to household ability to engage successfully in agricultural output markets and find consistent supporting evidence for the hypothesis that this lack of access is significantly constraining their potential to engage successfully in agriculture.

Suggested Citation

Winters, Paul and Zezza, Alberto and Davis, Benjamin and Tasciotti, Luca and Quiñones, Esteban J., Rural Household Access to Assets and Markets: A Cross-Country Comparison (September 2011). The European Journal of Development Research, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3306644

Paul Winters (Contact Author)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ( email )

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Alberto Zezza

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ( email )

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Rome, Lazio 00100
Italy

Benjamin Davis

UNICEF South Africa ( email )

P. O. Box 4884
Pretoria
South Africa

Luca Tasciotti

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ( email )

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome, Lazio 00100
ITALY

Esteban J. Quiñones

University of Wisconsin - Madison ( email )

716 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706-1481
United States

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