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‘Recognising and tackling risk and vulnerability constraints to pro-poor agricultural growth’ in OECD ‘The New Agenda for Agriculture’

Book/book chapter

Written by John Farrington

This chapter argues that, far from 'draining' public funds and so reducing public investment in the productive sectors, initiatives to reduce risk and vulnerability, if managed well, can enhance the engagement of the poor in markets, and so stimulate productive activity. Also, certain types of public investment (e.g. in infrastructure) as well as reducing risk, can stimulate private investment, (and so potentially employment creation) by the better off.

John Farrington