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  • Sheep and goats for diverse products and profits

    Sheep and goats for diverse products and profits

    Small ruminants, such as sheep and goats, fit well into smallholder farming systems: cheap to buy and maintain, easy to work with and to market, they are widely distributed throughout the world, but policy-makers and administrators tend to overlook their contributions to the economy and rural and peri-urban livelihoods. [NOTE: The main target audience for the FAO Diversification booklets are people and organizations that provide advisory, ...

  • Urbanization and rural development in Viet Nam's Mekong Delta: Livelihood transformations in three fruit-growing settlements

    Urbanization and rural development in Viet Nam's Mekong Delta: Livelihood transformations in three fruit-growing settlements

    In recent years, the poverty rate among fruit farmers in the rural Mekong Delta has declined more rapidly than among all rural households in the region and in Vietnam. This is despite huge fluctuations in export markets for fruit in the last decade. The findings from this case study in three rural settlements in Tien Giang and Vinh Long provinces suggest that the main driver of rural development is a positive reciprocal relationship between ...

  • Family and commercial farming in the Niayes area of Senegal

    Family and commercial farming in the Niayes area of Senegal

    This paper examines the impact of the promotion of agri-business on small holder farmers in the Niayes area of Senegal. The Niayes area was chosen because of the development of commercial farming in the region and because the expansion of peri-urban areas has created growing markets for agricultural produce. This work is part of IIED’s programme on transformations in West African agriculture and the role of family farms which aims to feed into ...

  • Livelihood diversification and rural-urban linkages in Vietnam’s Red River Delta

    Livelihood diversification and rural-urban linkages in Vietnam’s Red River Delta

    This paper explores the nature and role of non-farm employment, access to urban markets and migration in the livelihoods of the residents of two villages in Vietnam’s Red River delta. The case study province, Ha Nam, presents many of the challenges that the region and the nation will need to address in the near future. With growing population density and land scarcity, poverty reduction and local economic growth will increasingly depend on the ...

  • The Urban Part of Rural Development: The role of small and intermediate urban centres in rural and regional development and poverty reduction : Rural-

    The Urban Part of Rural Development: The role of small and intermediate urban centres in rural and regional development and poverty reduction : Rural-

    Rural-urban Working Papers No 9 A high proportion of the urban population in most nations live in small and intermediate urban centres. These centres also play an important role for rural households and rural producers and enterprises. But the potential contribution of small and intermediate urban centres to local (rural and urban) economic development and to poverty reduction is all too often ignored by sectoral policies. This paper reviews ...

  • Changing Rural-Urban Interactions in Sub-Saharan Africa and their Impact on Livelihoods: A summary

    Changing Rural-Urban Interactions in Sub-Saharan Africa and their Impact on Livelihoods: A summary

    This paper draws on the findings from case studies conducted between 1997 and 2001 in Mali, Nigeria, and Tanzania. Each case study is summarised in Briefing Papers 1 to 6 in this series, and full reports are available in the Working Papers Series on Rural-Urban Interactions and Livelihood Strategies. This paper describes current patterns of change in farming systems under the influence of urban proximity, including access to natural resources ...