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Horticulture Exports, Agro-industrialization and Farm-nonfarm Linkages with the Smallholder Farm Sector: Evidence from Senegal

Miet Maertens

LICOS Discussion Papers from LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven

Abstract: In this paper we address the question of farm-nonfarm linkages at the household level for a case-study in Senegal. We examine whether increasing off-farm employment opportunities for rural households ?resulting from increased horticulture exports and associated agro-industrialization ?has benefitted the smallholder farm sector through investment linkages. We use data from a household survey in the main horticulture export region in Senegal. We find that access to unskilled employment in the export agro-industry has contributed to alleviation farmers?liquidity constraints, resulting in increased smallholder agricultural production.

Keywords: farm-nonfarm linkages; agri-food exports; smallholder farming; rural development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J23 O12 Q12 Q17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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