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Agricultural growth, poverty dynamics and markets

Andrew Shepherd
Martin Prowse

Abstract

Agricultural growth is a particularly important pathway for addressing the needs of thechronically poor who, as a group, are particularly reliant on agriculture. In summarising key findings on agricultural growth and poverty reduction from country studies commissioned by the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), this papersuggests that agricultural growth has been a surprisingly important component of poverty exits, and also finds evidence that agricultural growth helps prevent entriesinto poverty.

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Background Paper to the Chronic Poverty Report 2008-09

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