Horticulture Exports, Agro-industrialization and Farm-nonfarm Linkages with the Smallholder Farm Sector: Evidence from Senegal
AbstractIn this paper we address the question of farm-nonfarm linkages at the household level for a case-study in Senegal. We examine whether increasing off-farm employment opportunities for rural households ?resulting from increased horticulture exports and associated agro-industrialization ?has benefitted the smallholder farm sector through investment linkages. We use data from a household survey in the main horticulture export region in Senegal. We find that access to unskilled employment in the export agro-industry has contributed to alleviation farmers?liquidity constraints, resulting in increased smallholder agricultural production.
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farm-nonfarm linkages; agri-food exports; smallholder farming; rural development;
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