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Agricultural Development for Peace


  • Tony Addison



Agricultural development can contribute significantly to peace by raising incomes and employment, thereby reducing the social frustrations that give rise to violence. Agricultural growth also generates revenues for governments, allowing them to redress the grievances of disadvantaged populations. In this way, growth can be made more equitable, an effect that is enhanced if inequalities in access to natural capital, especially to land, are addressed as well. Agriculture is critical for countries rebuilding from war, especially in making recovery work for the poor. And by raising per capita incomes, agricultural development underpins new democracies. Agricultural development thereby supports political strategies for peace-building and democratization. [Research Paper No. 2005/07 ]

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  • Tony Addison, 2010. "Agricultural Development for Peace," Working Papers id:2551, eSocialSciences.
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    1. Jose, Ariyappillil Mathai, 2008. "Recent Developments in the Rwandan Agriculture: The Challenges of Attaining Food Security and Abolishing Absolute Poverty," 2007 Second International Conference, August 20-22, 2007, Accra, Ghana 52131, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE).
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