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By Professor Joachim von Braun, Professor Eileen Kennedy

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The commercialization of agriculture has been the cornerstone of financial improvement for plenty of constructing international locations. but there is still obstacle in regards to the results of commercialization on poverty and foodstuff in nations which are selling the shift clear of subsistence agriculture. In "Agricultural Commercialization, fiscal improvement and Nutrition", Joachim von Braun and Eileen Kennedy assemble a unique team of specialists who current sturdy empirical info in accordance with a entire conceptual framework. The authors learn the using forces of commercialization, corresponding to alternate coverage and infrastructure, and learn strength dangers to the bad. unique case stories - in accordance with one to 3 years of box paintings by way of multidisciplinary groups - specialise in the Gambia, Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Zambia, Guatemala, India, China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. The authors finish that commercialization of agriculture can improve fiscal improvement via employment and source of revenue progress, which lead to advancements in foodstuff - particularly for the terrible. it is a complete therapy of the problems that hyperlink agricultural commercialization, improvement and nutrients.

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It also avoids the margin between farmgate and retail prices, which may be substantial. Conceptual Framework 21 FIGURE 13 Resource allocation to market versus subsistence production under risk ^Zc (II) (I) Source: von Braun, de Haen, and Blanken (1991). food, that the household can directly produce for subsistence (Zs), and Z-goods that the household can obtain by producing cash products and exchanging them for goods from the market (ZM). Hence the curve's slope is not only determined by the physical production functions for subsistence and cash products, but also by the net price (gross margin) of the marketed crop divided by the net price of the Z-good.

2 Conceptual Framework JOACHIM VON BRAUN HOWARTH BOUIS EILEEN KENNEDY Definitions In this chapter, the basic theoretical relationships and definitional issues related to the commercialization of agriculture are described. Simply speaking, cash crops can be defined as crops for sale. The listing of typical agricultural processing enterprises in chapter 9 gives a rough overview of cash crops (also, see von Braun and Kennedy 1986). Yet, commercialization of agriculture as a process and a characteristic of agricultural change is more than whether or not a cash crop is present to a certain extent in a production system.

PART III Household-Level Effects: A Synthesis 3 Production, Employment, and Income Effects of Commercialization of Agriculture JOACHIM VON BRAUN The Policy Issues The three chapters in Part III report synthesis findings from the microlevel IFPRI research in The Gambia, Guatemala, Kenya, the Philippines, and Rwanda, as well as from the other case studies presented in Part V. Any attempt to synthesize and generalize on the basis of the detailed case studies runs the risk of excessively extrapolating from special circumstances and of losing insights gained from these case studJes, whose strengths are the detailed~assessments of the commercialization-production-income-consumption-nutrition chain and the important feedbacks from these elements.

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