Agricultural Commercialisations - A Level Playing Field for Smallholders?

Abstract

This paper considers alternative perspectives on agricultural commercialisation. The paper attempts to get away from the idea that there is one ideal commercial agriculture, following a linear path to some clearly defined end point. Commercialisations can take different pathways, especially if simple distinctions, e.g. between 'food' and 'cash' crops, are avoided. The authors argue for a diverse range of commercialisations, locally specific trajectories, and engagement with both domestic and export markets. Growth-poverty reduction linkages for smallholder farmers through commercialised agriculture do not lie along just one or two channels.

Citation

Future Agricultures Briefing, 4 pp.

Agricultural Commercialisations - A Level Playing Field for Smallholders?

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