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Can Increasing Smallholder Farm Size Broadly Reduce Rural Poverty in Zambia?

Munguzwe Hichaambwa and Thomas Jayne ()

No 171876, Food Security Collaborative Policy Briefs from Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Abstract: Despite Zambia’s sustained and fairly robust agricultural growth since 2000, rural poverty levels have remained at about 80% over the past 15 years. Because over 70% of Zambia’s agricultural households are small-scale farmers cultivating less than two hectares of land, they must effectively contribute to agricultural growth if the process of growth is to be broadly based in Zambia.

Keywords: Food Security and Poverty; Land Economics/Use (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2014-05
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