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Geographic space, assets, livelihoods and well-being in rural Central America

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  • Alwang, Jeffrey
  • Jansen, Hans G.P.
  • Siegel, Paul B.
  • Pichon, Francisco

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"This paper uses an asset-base framework to analyze the determinants of rural growth and sustainable poverty reduction for the three poorest countries in Central America: Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua...Using a combination of GIS mapping techniques, quantitative household analysis, and qualitative analyses of assets and livelihoods, the authors generate a description of rural territories that recognizes the differential effects of policies and asset bundles across space and households. They identify the combinations of human, natural and physical, social and location-specific assets that matter most to raise household well-being and take advantage of prospects for poverty-reducing growth." from Authors' Abstract

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series DSGD discussion papers with number 26.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:dsgddp:26

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Keywords: Poverty reduction ; rural livelihoods ; Households Economic aspects ;

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  1. Alberto Zezza & Luis Llambi, 2001. "Meso-Economic Filters Along the Policy Chain: Understanding the links between policy reforms and rural poverty in Latin America," Working Papers 02-08, Agricultural and Development Economics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO - ESA).
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  1. Akter, Shaheen & Farrington, John, 2008. "Poverty transition through targeted programme: the case of Bangladesh Poultry Model," 82nd Annual Conference, March 31 - April 2, 2008, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, UK 36765, Agricultural Economics Society.
  2. Akter, Shaheen & Farrington, John, 2009. "What makes exit from poverty: Investigation of smallholder women livestock farmers in Bangladesh," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 51165, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  3. You, Liangzhi & Diao, Xinshen, 2006. "Assessing potential impact of avian influenza on poultry in West Africa: a spatial equilibrium model analysis," DSGD discussion papers 40, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  4. Badiane, Ousmane, 2006. "Agricultural trade liberalization under Doha: the risks facing African countries," DSGD discussion papers 39, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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