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Down to Earth : Agriculture and Poverty Reduction in Africa

  • Luc Christiaensen
  • Lionel Demery

This book contributes to the debate about the role of agriculture in poverty reduction by addressing three sets of questions: Does investing in agriculture enhance/harm overall economic growth, and if so, under what conditions? Do poor people tend to participate more/less in growth in agriculture than in growth in other sectors, and if so, when? If a focus on agriculture would tend to yield larger participation by the poor, but slower overall growth, which strategy would tend to have the largest payoff in terms of poverty reduction, and under which conditions?

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This book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 6624 and published in 2007.
ISBN: 978-0-8213-6854-1
Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:6624
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  1. World Bank, 2005. "Ethiopia : Well-Being and Poverty in Ethiopia, The Role of Agriculture and Agency," World Bank Other Operational Studies 8707, The World Bank.
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