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Pathways from research on improved staple crop germplasm to poverty reduction for smallholder farmers

Jeffrey Alwang (), Elisabetta Gotor, Graham Thiele, Guy Hareau, Moti Jaleta and Jordan Chamberlin

Agricultural Systems, 2019, vol. 172, issue C, 16-27

Abstract: Innovations to improve staple crop germplasm can reduce poverty and otherwise improve farmer livelihoods through complex and multiple pathways. This paper reviews the evidence for one prominent pathway—through increased incomes (in cash and kind) for poor farmers who adopt the technology.

Keywords: Staple crops; Improved germplasm; Agricultural research; Technology adoption; Poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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