Rural Non-Farm Incomes and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria
AbstractThe study examines some of the factors which determine the type of non-agricultural activities in rural Nigeria an individual engages in. It is argued that diversification from subsistence farming and support for rural on-farm employment opportunities could be poverty-reducing. It has been noticed that an increase in foreign remittances reduces the incidence, depth and severity of poverty in developing countries. This study considers remittances as a source of incomewhich could possibly reduce poverty in the rural sector of the economy.We focus on the non-farmsector because of its potential for development and poverty alleviation in Nigeria.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by African Economic Research Consortium in its series Research Papers with number RP_224.
Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2011
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- NEP-AFR-2011-10-09 (Africa)
- NEP-AGR-2011-10-09 (Agricultural Economics)
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