Rural Nonfarm Employment and Farming: Household-Level Linkages

Posted: 8 Jan 2019

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Paul Winters

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Thomas Reardon

Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics

Benjamin Davis

UNICEF South Africa

Kostas Stamoulis

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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Date Written: February 24, 2009

Abstract

This article introduces the articles in Agricultural Economics, vol. 40 no. 2 (March 2009). First, we introduce their objectives in a brief review of existing literature on developing country trends in rural income diversification, in particular rural nonfarm employment (RNFE) and its impact on farm technology choice in crops and livestock, and thus on agricultural modernization and diversification. Then we preview the key points of the articles, which use distinctive primary datasets from Albania, Bulgaria, China, India, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Senegal, and Vietnam to document the impacts of RNFE and their implications for farm technology and farm activity.

Suggested Citation

Winters, Paul and Reardon, Thomas A. and Davis, Benjamin and Stamoulis, Kostas, Rural Nonfarm Employment and Farming: Household-Level Linkages (February 24, 2009). Agricultural Economics, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3306680

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