The rural non-farm economy and poverty alleviation in Armenia, Georgia and Romania: A synthesis of findings
AbstractThe aims of this study are to improve understanding of the dynamics of the rural non-farm economy in providing employment and income diversification opportunities in Armenia, Georgia and Romania. The study aims to focus on improving the well-being and livelihoods of the rural population, through developing their capacity to access resources and actively participate in non-farm rural enterprise and employment opportunities. We place emphasis on the diversity and diversification of income sources in the face of vulnerability to shocks and stresses - particularly on the part of the poorest members of society; and provide an in-depth analysis of the context (socio-cultural, economic, agronomic) in which non-farm rural livelihood options are currently pursued and in which new options can be developed.
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rural non-farm economy; poverty; diversity; non-agricultural growth; transition economies; Central Asia; Balkans;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2005-10-29 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2005-10-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-CIS-2005-10-29 (Confederation of Independent States)
- NEP-CWA-2005-10-29 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-TRA-2005-10-29 (Transition Economics)
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