Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

4-2000

Journal or Book Title

Economic Development and Cultural Change

Volume

48

Issue

3

First Page or Article ID Number

503

Last Page

520

DOI

10.1086/452608

Abstract

Increasing agricultural productivity and employment in sub-Saharan African countries has received widespread attention in the literature on economic development and poverty alleviation. Agricultural growth, however, is linked to farm profits. Over the past few years, considerable research has examined agricultural efficiency in the region.1 This issue has gained attention in the light of structural adjustment programs—involving market liberalization, fiscal austerity, and currency devaluation— that are currently being implemented in many sub-Saharan African countries and global trade liberalization being pursued under the World Trade Organization.

Comments

This article is from Economic Development and Cultural Change 48 (2000): 503, doi: 10.1086/452608. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The University of Chicago

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf