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Horticulture exports, agro-industrialization, and farm-nonfarm linkages with the smallholder farm sector: evidence from Senegal

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  • Miet Maertens
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    In this article we address the question of farm-nonfarm linkages at the household level 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 the alleviation of farmers' liquidity constraints, resulting in increased smallholder agricultural production. Copyright (c) 2009 International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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    Article provided by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its journal Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 40 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (03)
    Pages: 219-229

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:agecon:v:40:y:2009:i:2:p:219-229

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    1. Miet Maertens & Bart Minten & Jo Swinnen, 2009. "Growth in high-value export markets in Sub-Saharan Africa and its development implications," LICOS Discussion Papers, LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven 24509, LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven.
    2. Maertens, Miet & Verhofstadt, Ellen, 2012. "Horticultural exports, female wage employment and primary school enrolment: Theory and evidence from Senegal," Working Papers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centre for Agricultural and Food Economics 146519, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centre for Agricultural and Food Economics.
    3. Maertens, Miet & Verhofstadt, Ellen, 2012. "Horticultural exports, female wage employment and primary school enrolment: Theory and evidence from a natural quasi-experiment in Senegal," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, International Association of Agricultural Economists 126856, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    4. Rao, Elizaphan J.O. & Qaim, Matin, 2011. "The supermarket revolution and impacts on agricultural labor markets: Empirical evidence from Kenya," Discussion Papers, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, GlobalFood, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development 107745, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, GlobalFood, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development.
    5. Maertens, Miet & Verhofstadt, Ellen, 2013. "Horticultural exports, female wage employment and primary school enrolment: Theory and evidence from Senegal," Food Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 43(C), pages 118-131.
    6. Rao, Elizaphan J.O. & Qaim, Matin, 2013. "Supermarkets and agricultural labor demand in Kenya: A gendered perspective," Food Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 165-176.

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