Agricultural Commercialization, Economic Development, and by Professor Joachim von Braun, Professor Eileen Kennedy

By Professor Joachim von Braun, Professor Eileen Kennedy

The commercialization of agriculture has been the cornerstone of financial improvement for plenty of constructing nations. but there remains to be drawback in regards to the results of commercialization on poverty and meals in international locations which are selling the shift clear of subsistence agriculture. In "Agricultural Commercialization, financial improvement and Nutrition", Joachim von Braun and Eileen Kennedy compile a individual workforce of professionals who current sturdy empirical information in response to a accomplished conceptual framework. The authors learn the using forces of commercialization, reminiscent of exchange coverage and infrastructure, and examine power dangers to the terrible. unique case reports - in response to one to 3 years of box paintings by way of multidisciplinary groups - specialise in the Gambia, Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Zambia, Guatemala, India, China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. The authors finish that commercialization of agriculture can improve monetary improvement via employment and source of revenue development, which result in advancements in food - in particular for the negative. it is a finished therapy of the problems that hyperlink agricultural commercialization, improvement and foodstuff.

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Intrahousehold earning patterns may change with commercialization. Similarly, how consumption items are distributed within the household may again vary with who controls income. Much of the research analyzing the effects of agricultural policies and programs on food consumption tended to limit analyses to macronutrients—mainly calories and, to a lesser extent, protein. The assumption was that these were the nutrients most limiting in the diet and that an improvement in energy consumption would lead to a concurrent increase in intake of other nutrients.

Virtually no information exists on the direct effects of agricultural commercialization on women's health and nutritional status. Until recently, much of the evidence related to the commercialization of agriculture and its effects on women has been anecdotal. In contrast, some of the case studies on commercialization of agriculture reported in this volume M ,j allow a gender-disaggregated assessment of the effects of commercializa-1; tion on women's nutrition. There are complex linkages between households and women.

In The Gambia, fully water-controlled double-crop rice production provided a new income-earning opportunity. In Rwanda, potato and, to a lesser extent, tea production led to increased commercialization. In both Kenya and the Philippines, sugarcane production was the source of agricultural commercialization; both regions are similar in that they were primarily engaged in maize production before the construction of sugar mills permitted extensive sugarcane production. In most of the study settings, commercialization of agriculture occurs jointly on the output and input sides of agricultural production (see definitions in chapter 2).

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