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Research on employment in the rural nonfarm sector in Africa.

Carl Liedholm

Research on employment in the rural nonfarm sector in Africa.

by Carl Liedholm

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Published by Michigan State University. Departmentof Agricultural Economics in East Lansing (Mich.) .
Written in English


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SeriesAfrican rural employment papers -- No. 5
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Open LibraryOL19661898M

35 percent of rural incomes in Africa and even roughly 50 percent in Asia. human capital, nutrition or the employment of child labour (Fafchamps, ). Ex-ante to find determinants of the rural nonfarm sector participation and the level of incomes. To link to this object, paste this link in email, IM or document To embed this object, paste this HTML in website.

  A basic list of nonfarm establishments, how they are categorized by sector, and their prevalence and employment in rural India in from the ARIS-REDS data used by Foster and Rosenzweig ( and ) are provided in Table 1. The second sector is one that provides basic local services that are consumed locally and includes such activities Cited by: 8. Transforming the Rural Nonfarm Economy: Opportunities and Threats in the Developing World (World Bank and International Food Policy Research Institute Project) [Haggblade, Steven, Hazell, Peter B. R., Reardon, Thomas] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Transforming the Rural Nonfarm Economy: Opportunities and Threats in the Developing World .

Most of the world’s poor live in rural areas, and rural nonfarm activities are an important part of their livelihood strategies. However, for the poor to benefit from the rural nonfarm economy (RNFE), they need to overcome a host of human, physical, financial, institutional, and social capital Size: 2MB. rural development represents one of the pillars for the fight against poverty. In this context, the development of non-farm employment opportunities is emphasized and the definition of specific policies is broadly envisaged. However, the identification of specific measures requires first a better understanding of the non-farm sector in rural File Size: KB.


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Research on employment in the rural nonfarm sector in Africa by Carl Liedholm Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Liedholm, Carl. Research on employment in the rural nonfarm sector in Africa. [East Lansing, Dept.

of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University] Research on employment in the rural nonfarm sector in Africa (African rural employment study.

African rural employment paper no. 5) [Carl Liedholm] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Request PDF | Poverty and the Rural Non-farm Economy in Oromia, Ethiopia | The rural nonfarm sector has gained increasing importance not only in Asia but also in.

The study is therefore intended to highlight nonfarm sources and it contribution to household's income, determinants of participation in non-farm employment among Author: Peter Lanjouw.

The survey highlights the positive roles that the rural nonfarm sector can play in promoting both growth and welfare. In the widespread situation of a rural workforce growing faster than the employment potential in agriculture, the nonfarm rural sector can lower unemployment and slow rural-urban migration.

Farm-nonfarm linkages in rural sub-Saharan Africa (English) Abstract. This paper is an accumulation, over the past 25 years, of a body of detailed work examining the structure of Africa's rural, nonfarm economy.

First, it systematically reviews empirical evidence on the nature and magnitude of the African rural, nonfarm Cited by: particular reference to rural non-farm employment and rural transformation in India.

Beginning with the s, there has been a continuous decline in the rate of growth of overall employment in the Indian economy. The rate of growth of total employment declined from 2% in s ( ) to % between and Cited by: 3.

period was also marked by the shift of rural workers from agriculture to the nonfarm sector as the number of nonfarm workers increased from to million and their percentage in the rural population from % to % (Janvry, ).

Nonfarm participation was also found to exert a positive impact on poverty reduction in ruralFile Size: KB. This topic provides information and research findings about the well-being of rural workers and the changing structure of rural labor markets, with a focus on the period Highlights include the profound effects of the recession, and the rate at which employment has recovered since.

The labor market measures discussed here include the. Michigan State University Department of Agricultural Economics. specifically further research on rural employment, off farm employment, and migration.

Research on employment in the rural nonfarm sector in Africa by Carl Liedholm (Book) 1 edition published. Downloadable. "Rural residents across the developing world earn a large share of their income—35–50 percent—from nonfarm activities.

Agricultural households count on nonfarm earnings to diversify risk, moderate seasonal income swings, and finance agricultural input purchases, whereas landless and near-landless households everywhere depend heavily on. This paper explores the implication of the rural non-farm employment and waged agricultural employment for income and risk mitigation of agricultural households in Ethiopia.

We use a nationally representative panel dataset, and employ endogenous switching mixed multinomial logit model. After we control the selection bias that can arise from employment selection in rural Author: Habtamu Yesigat Ayenew, Johannes Sauer, Getachew Abate-Kassa.

Downloadable. In most developing countries, the rural labor force is growing rapidly, but rural employment opportunities are dwindling. This paper brings together empirical evidence on the nonfarm sector and analyzes policies for its future development.

It examines the linkages between the farm and nonfarm sectors and between the nonfarm sector and urban enterprises, and. into the rural non-farm sector. The limited absorptive employment capacity of the urban economy has led the non-farm sector to become the main destination of growing rural labor forces.

While this is a structural transformation of sorts, it is a stunted one. Rural and urban employment trendsFile Size: 4MB. Ethiopia are highly related with the agricultural sector. Rural nonfarm sector (RNFS) plays a pivotal role in the rural economies of many developing countries.

It accounts for roughly 25% of fulltime rural employment and % of rural incomes across the developing world (Haggblade et al., ) and as. wealth creation in rural Africa and thus seem to offer a pathway out of poverty (Reardon et al., ).

Many authors have defined rural nonfarm economy, for instance, Saith (), described rural nonfarm economy as consisting of household, non household and personal services that are carried out in the rural sector.

This mayFile Size: KB. integrate well in rural areas. Agriculture is the sector where additional employment has most commonly accommodated returning migrants.

Both real wages and average working days are adjusted to generate more agricultural employment. There is little known to date about the impact of return migration on agricultural employment and the nonfarm sector.

Being credit constrained reduces the likelihood of participating in off-farm self-employment activities by about percent while making participation in low-return farm wage labor more likely.

Even within agriculture, elimination of all types of credit constraints in the semi-formal sector could increase output by some 17 percent.

rural nonfarm setting, several broad policy guidelines do emerge from this review. Available evidence suggests the rural nonfarm economy can significantly expand economic opportunities for the rural poor if two conditions hold.

First, the rural nonfarm economy must itself be growing robustly. Both rural nonfarm employment and income. A team of local researchers in Africa aims to bridge this knowledge gap by examining patterns of labor productivity in agriculture and related non-farm sectors, productivity gaps across the sectors, and how this affects household income diversification strategies within agriculture and the non-farm sector in the process of structural Author: Abdoulaye Djido, Bekele Shiferaw.

For example, in China non-agricultural employment grew from 11% of total rural employment in to 20% by 4 As indicated in Table 1, the non-farm sector is composed of services, commerce and transport, construction and mining, and manufacturing. There is some evidence to suggest that there is a shift in composition towards services and Cited by:   The book also explores whether the observed patterns were gendered, and the degree to which opportunities for rural non-farm work relied on proximity to an urban sector.

As with the earlier questions, the findings on the rural non-farm sector vary by geography; for example, female-led enterprises in Tanzania were often less productive than they.The dynamic rural nonfarm sector in China has been a major contributor to the country’s remarkable growth, while in India the growth in output and .