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Horticulture exports, agro-industrialization, and farm-nonfarm linkages with the smallholder farm sector: evidence from Senegal

  • Miet Maertens
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    In this article we address the question of farm-nonfarm linkages at the household level 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 the alleviation of farmers' liquidity constraints, resulting in increased smallholder agricultural production. Copyright (c) 2009 International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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    Article provided by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its journal Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 40 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (03)
    Pages: 219-229

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