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The role of agriculture and agro-processing for development in Jordan

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  • Figueroa, Jose Luis
  • Mahmoud, Mai
  • Breisinger, Clemens

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This paper aims to support the implementation of the strategic development plans of Jordan by analyzing the role of agriculture and farmers in the Jordanian economy, the role that productivity and structural change can play for fostering agricultural growth, and the role agro-processing may play in Jordan’s economic development. We argue that the development of the agro-processing sector often has stronger backward and forward linkages with the agricultural sector than other sectors and, thus, plays an important role for rural transformation.

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  • Figueroa, Jose Luis & Mahmoud, Mai & Breisinger, Clemens, 2018. "The role of agriculture and agro-processing for development in Jordan," MENA working papers 5, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    1. Molle, François & Venot, Jean-Philippe & Hassan, Youssef, 2008. "Irrigation in the Jordan Valley: Are water pricing policies overly optimistic?," Agricultural Water Management, Elsevier, vol. 95(4), pages 427-438, April.
    2. El-Enbaby, Hoda & Figueroa, Jose Luis & ElDidi, Hagar & Breisinger, Clemens, 2016. "The role of agriculture and the agro-processing industry for development in Egypt: An overview," MENA working papers 3, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    5. Breisinger, Clemens & Diao, Xinshen, 2008. "Economic transformation in theory and practice: What are the messages for Africa?," IFPRI discussion papers 797, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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