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Rural Non-Farm Incomes and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria

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The study examines some of the factors which determine the type of non-agricultural activities in rural Nigeria an individual engages in. It is argued that diversification from subsistence farming and support for rural on-farm employment opportunities could be poverty-reducing. It has been noticed that an increase in foreign remittances reduces the incidence, depth and severity of poverty in developing countries. This study considers remittances as a source of incomewhich could possibly reduce poverty in the rural sector of the economy.We focus on the non-farmsector because of its potential for development and poverty alleviation in Nigeria.

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  • Awoyemi Taiwo Timothy, 2011. "Rural Non-Farm Incomes and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria," Research Papers RP_224, African Economic Research Consortium.
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    1. Adesugba, Margaret Abiodun & Mavrotas, George, 2016. "Youth employment, agricultural transformation, and rural labor dynamics in Nigeria," IFPRI discussion papers 1579, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    2. Awotide, Bola Amoke & Awoyemi, Taiwo Timothy & Diagne, Aliou & Ojehomon, Vivian E.T., 2012. "Impact of Seed Voucher System on Rice Farmers’ Welfare in Nigeria: A Randomized Control Trial Approach," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 124995, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    3. Epo, Boniface Ngah & Baye, Francis Menjo, 2013. "Implications of Farm–Non-farm Population Shifts for Household Poverty Changes in Cameroon," African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, African Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 8(2), August.

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