Access to Land, and Poverty Reduction in Rural Zambia: Connecting the Policy Issues
AbstractIt might be considered unlikely that inadequate access to land would be one of the major causes of rural poverty in Zambia. However, evidence presented in this paper shows that economically viable arable land is not in great abundance in Zambia after considering the current situation with respect to access to road infrastructure and access to services and markets. In fact, access to land is already a major problem for large segments of the rural population in Zambia. Moreover, depending of future land allocation policy, access to good quality land with a market potential may become increasingly beyond the reach of many small-scale farm households, making it more difficult to achieve a smallholder-led, pro-poor agricultural development trajectory.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics in its series Food Security Collaborative Working Papers with number 54493.
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AGRICULTURE; ZAMBIA; LAND; POVERTY; Food Security and Poverty; Land Economics/Use; Q13;
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- Jayne, Thomas S. & Zulu, Ballard & Kajoba, Gear & Weber, Michael T., 2009. "Access to Land and Poverty Reduction in Rural Zambia: Connecting the Policy Issues," Food Security Collaborative Policy Briefs 55054, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
- Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
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