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Rural Non-Farm Incomes and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria

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  • Awoyemi Taiwo Timothy
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    The 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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    Paper provided by African Economic Research Consortium in its series Research Papers with number RP_224.

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    Length: 40 pages
    Date of creation: Jan 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:aer:rpaper:rp_224

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