The focus of this paper is on rural non-farm livelihoods in economies in transition. It looks at key factors affecting the ability and motivation of rural dwellers to become involved in the non-farm economy. The intended outputs of this study are: (i) to improve understanding of the dynamics of the RNFE in providing employment and income diversification opportunities in Armenia, Georgia and Romania; and (ii) to promote mechanisms for integrating research results into relevant policy processes.
Davis, J.R.; Bezemer D.J.; Janowski, M.; Wandschneider, T. The Rural Non-Farm Economy and poverty alleviation in Armenia, Georgia and Romania: A Synthesis of Findings. Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, UK (2004) 59 pp. ISBN 0 85954 559-8