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Agricultural Productivity and Poverty Reduction: Linkages and Pathways

Publisher: Evans School Review

This literature review identifies the linkages between increases in agricultural productivity and poverty reduction. The evidence suggests that there are multiple pathways through which increases in agricultural productivity can reduce poverty, including real income changes, employment generation, rural non-farm multiplier effects, and food prices effects. However, barriers to technology adoption, initial asset endowments, and constraints to market access may all inhibit the ability of the poorest to participate in the gains from agricultural productivity growth

Author(s): Mary Kay Gugerty, Kate Schneider | Views(334)

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