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Policy Windows and Livelihood Futures: Prospects for Poverty Reduction in Rural India

Book/book chapter

Written by John Farrington

Drawing together the results of village studies conducted over two years in two Indian states - Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh - the book examines to what extent people have sought to diversify out of traditional low-productivity occupations, such as small-scale farming, farm-labouring and traditional caste occupations; the advantages and disadvantages such diversification brings; and what scope it offers for future livelihood enhancement.

John Farrington, Priya Deshingkar, Craig Johnson and Daniel Start