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African re-agrarianization? Accumulation or pro-poor agricultural growth?

Publishing year: 2012
Language: English
Publication/Series: World Development
Volume: 41
Issue: 1
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Elsevier


Abstract in Undetermined

Recent signs of increasing agricultural production in a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa are by some commentators connected to local level differentiation. This paper discusses such interpretations using household level longitudinal data from smallholder households in eight African countries for the period during 2002–2008. The use of a mixed methods social science approach complements traditional economic approaches through adding a spatial perspective. Pro-poor agricultural growth so far is concentrated to particular villages, where it is highly inclusive. The policy challenge remains to devise strategies that can enhance growth also in marginal areas.


  • Human Geography


  • Afrint project
  • Afrint team-lup-obsolete
  • ISSN: 1873-5991