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Resource-Poor Farmers in South India: On the Margins or Frontiers of Globalization?

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It is often argued that an important reason why globalization may lead to GDP growth but fail to reduce poverty is because the poor are unable to participate in the new market opportunities and are marginalized. In this paper we examine the experience of resource-poor farmers in south India, who participated aggressively in the new market opportunities that opened up with trade reforms. However, these expanded market opportunities failed to improve their welfare. The paper examines why and how this happened.

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  • Rimjhim M. Aggarwal, 2006. "Resource-Poor Farmers in South India: On the Margins or Frontiers of Globalization?," WIDER Working Paper Series RP2006-97, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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