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Livelihood diversification in Uganda: patterns and determinants of change across two rural districts
Despite the continuing centrality of agriculture to the rural economy of Uganda, households engage in diverse livelihood strategies. This paper presents findings of a two-district study of the role… Expand
Fish as the "bank in the water" - evidence from chronic-poor communities in Congo
Small-scale fisheries in developing countries are often perceived as being a low-productivity and backward informal sector. As a result they are rarely considered in poverty reduction programmes and… Expand
Expanding access to agricultural inputs in Africa: a review of recent market development experience
Abstract This paper asks: What can be done to expand input use in Africa? and Can it be done in a manner that supports continued growth of private sector input markets? The precarious food security… Expand
Agricultural marketing in developing countries: the role of NGOs and CBOs. Policy Series 13.
This publication reviews the experiences of non-governmental and community-based organizations (NGOs and CBOs, respectively) in agricultural marketing initiatives. Many NGOs target the rural poor,… Expand
Rural non-farm activities and poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa (NRI Policy Series 14)
This publication is about rural non-farm (RNF) activity in sub-Saharan Africa and the determinants of differential access to RNF incomes. Growing interest in RNF incomes reflects increasing evidence… Expand
Is Negative Advertising Effective for Female Candidates?
Female candidates sometimes are discouraged from negative campaigning because they would risk voter backlash by defying gender stereotypes. In this experiment, a negative television campaign… Expand
PRODUCTION CREDIT FOR AFRICAN SMALL-HOLDERS: CONDITIONS FOR PRIVATE PROVISION / DU CRÉDIT POUR LES PAYSANS AFRICAINS: QU'EST-CE QU'IL FAUT POUR QUE LE SECTEUR PRIVÉ LE FOURNISSE?
It was hoped that market reforms in sub-Saharan Africa would unleash the private sector, such that farmers would benefit from access to new markets and dynamic pri vately provided services. The… Expand
Use of purchased inputs by small-holder farmers in Uganda. Proceedings of a conference held at Mukono, Uganda. 4 February - 5 February 1999. Natural Resources Institute (NRI), Chatham, UK.
Non-farm rural livelihoods
- A. Gordon
- Political Science
Renewed emphasis on poverty reduction has led development agencies to review critically the ways in which rural livelihoods may be strengthened. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the… Expand