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Globalisation and livelihood diversification through non-traditional agricultural products: The Mexico case

Briefing/policy papers

Inexorable trends towards globalisation are raising the pressure on countries to compete in international markets, or suffer increased marginalisation. At the same time, poverty reduction is growing in priority for governments and donors alike. This paper describes how efforts to promote trade in niche products in Mexico have contributed towards both objectives, and draws general lessons from these.

Leonel Ramírez Farías