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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 is still obstacle concerning the results of commercialization on poverty and foodstuff in international locations which are selling the shift clear of subsistence agriculture. In "Agricultural Commercialization, fiscal improvement and Nutrition", Joachim von Braun and Eileen Kennedy collect a exceptional staff of professionals who current reliable empirical info in keeping with a accomplished conceptual framework. The authors research the using forces of commercialization, reminiscent of exchange coverage and infrastructure, and research capability dangers to the negative. unique case stories - in keeping with one to 3 years of box paintings by way of multidisciplinary groups - specialize 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 lead to advancements in foodstuff - specially for the terrible. this can be a entire remedy of the problems that hyperlink agricultural commercialization, improvement and food.

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Pressure, ti16 household would perceive reduced opportunity costs of abpr and intensify the time spent in home and While a number of conclusions can be drawn from this simple model, some of the aforementioned aspects of commercialization cannot be easily incorporated. Essentially the model assumes a complete separation of a household's resources for home production from those for farm production. Only the household's labor is being allocated between different types of activity. The model does not explain how land and other resources are allocated to market and subsistence production.

Characteristics of the Study Areas The nature and source of agricultural commercialization differ among the study settings. For example, in Guatemala, the introduction of export: vegetable crops spurred commercial production. 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.

Yes, significantly. Per capita income about 25 percent higher in adopting households. Yes, but with wide variations. Income of tobacco specialists much higher but that of small tobacco households slightly less than of nontobacco households. No, in fact, it was about 12 percent lower among new adopters, and about the same for established plantation fanners and subsistence farmers. ' Yes, for households as a whole, but women generally benefited less than men. 42 Joachim von Braun weaning and child-feeding patterns, and preschooler morbidity and nutritional status.

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