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Policies to promote non-farm rural employment in Latin America

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It has been demonstrated for Asia and sub-Saharan Africa that the extent to which rural people make up their livelihoods from sources other than agriculture is much higher than previously thought. In the same vein, this paper reviews extensive evidence from Latin America, distinguishing between diversification arising from traditional agriculture and that driven by exogenous influences, and highlighting the importance of the latter.

Julio A. Berdegué, Thomas Reardon, Germán Escobar and Rubén Echeverría