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Is the development of the agro-processing industry pro-poor?: The case of Thailand

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  • Watanabe, Michio
  • Jinji, Naoto
  • Kurihara, Mitsuyo

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We examine how the development of the agro-processing industry contributed to poverty reduction in Thailand. The effects on farmers' income are emphasized because most of the poor in Thailand are farmers. The development of the agro-processing industry could improve farmers' income through two channels: (i) the purchase of agricultural products; and (ii) the employment of the poor farmers at factories. We show that the development of the agro-processing industry, which also played a leading role in the high economic growth of the Thai economy, contributed to poverty reduction through both of the two channels. It was hence pro-poor.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Asian Economics.

Volume (Year): 20 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 (September)
Pages: 443-455

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Handle: RePEc:eee:asieco:v:20:y:2009:i:4:p:443-455

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Keywords: Thailand Pro-poor growth Agro-processing industry Poverty reduction;

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  1. Roehlano M. Briones, 2013. "The Structure of Agricultural Trade Industry in Developing Countries," Trade Working Papers 23420, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.

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