Promoting Farm/Non-Farm Linkages for Rural Development - Case Studies from Africa and Latin America

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2002)

Posted: 9 Jan 2019

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Paul Winters

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Benjamin Davis

UNICEF South Africa

Thomas Reardon

Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics

Kostas Stamoulis

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

This book contains 6 case studies exploring the dynamic linkages between farm and non-farm activities in Africa and Latin America. These studies: (1) characterize spin-off activities in each study area and evaluate their importance to rural employment, income and growth; (2) describe, compare, analyse, and synthesize experiences (successful and unsuccessful) of growth and promotion of linkages in high potential areas; and (3) suggest policy and programme options for promoting growth and employment opportunities in the off-farm sector in rural economies. The case studies focus particularly on the institutional, organizational, and technological aspects of spin-off activities.

Suggested Citation

Winters, Paul and Davis, Benjamin and Reardon, Thomas A. and Stamoulis, Kostas, Promoting Farm/Non-Farm Linkages for Rural Development - Case Studies from Africa and Latin America (2002). Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2002), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3307482

Paul Winters (Contact Author)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ( email )

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Italy

Benjamin Davis

UNICEF South Africa ( email )

P. O. Box 4884
Pretoria
South Africa

Thomas A. Reardon

Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics ( email )

East Lansing, MI 48824
United States
517-355-1521 (Phone)
517-432-1800 (Fax)

Kostas Stamoulis

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

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Rome, Lazio 00100
ITALY

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