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The state of smallholders in agriculture in Latin America

Julio A. Berdegué and Ricardo Fuentealba

in New Directions for Smallholder Agriculture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689347
eISBN:
9780191768248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689347.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter estimates that there are 15 million family farms in LAC (controlling about 400 million hectares), of which 10 million are subsistence farms and the rest are intermediate and large groups ... More


African Smallholder Farmers on the Move: Farm and Non-Farm Trends for Six Sub-Saharan African Countries, 2002–15

Magnus Jirström, Maria Archila Bustos, and Sarah Alobo Loison

in Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa: Longitudinal Perspectives from Six Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198799283
eISBN:
9780191839641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799283.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a broad descriptive background of central aspects of smallholder agriculture in six countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It offers an up-to-date picture of the current trends ... More


Intensification, Crop Diversification, and Gender Relations in Malawi

Peter Mvula and Wapulumuka Mulwafu

in Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa: Longitudinal Perspectives from Six Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198799283
eISBN:
9780191839641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799283.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this chapter a variety of methods were used to collect data to study smallholders in Malawi. The surveys were complemented by a set of qualitative interviews to establish gender dynamics in ... More


Exit Followed by Voice: Mapping Mexico’s Emerging Migrant Civil Society

Jonathan Fox

in Rural Social Movements in Latin America: Organizing for Sustainable Livelihoods

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033327
eISBN:
9780813038391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033327.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the migrant civil society of Mexico and attempts to contribute to a rethinking of the relationship between rural out-migration and collective action. It is determined that ... More


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