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Title: Horticulture Exports, Agro-industrialization and Farm Nonfarm Linkages with the Smallholder Farm Sector: A Case-Study from Senegal
Authors: Maertens, Miet # ×
Issue Date: Mar-2009
Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Series Title: Agricultural Economics vol:40 issue:2 pages:219-229
Abstract: In this paper we address the question of farm-nonfarm linkages at the household level for a case-study in Senegal. We examine whether increasing off-farm employment opportunities for rural households – resulting from increased horticulture exports and associated agro-industrialization – has benefitted the smallholder farm sector through investment linkages. We use data from a household survey in the main horticulture export region in Senegal. We find that access to unskilled employment in the export agro-industry has contributed to alleviation farmers’ liquidity constraints, resulting in increased smallholder agricultural production.
ISSN: 0169-5150
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Bioeconomics
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