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The Resource Agriculture and poverty in commodity-dependent African countries : a rural household perspective from the United Republic of Tanzania, Alexander Sarris, Sara Savastano, Luc Christaensen

Agriculture and poverty in commodity-dependent African countries : a rural household perspective from the United Republic of Tanzania, Alexander Sarris, Sara Savastano, Luc Christaensen

Label
Agriculture and poverty in commodity-dependent African countries : a rural household perspective from the United Republic of Tanzania
Title
Agriculture and poverty in commodity-dependent African countries
Title remainder
a rural household perspective from the United Republic of Tanzania
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Sarris, Sara Savastano, Luc Christaensen
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This report explores how farm productivity affects poverty, and how various factor market constraints affect farm productivity. The empirical analysis draws on representative surveys of farm households in Kilimanjaro and Ruvuma, two cash crop growing regions in the United Republic of Tanzania. Findings show that agricultural productivity directly affects household consumption and hence overall poverty and welfare. Analysis of allocative efficiency suggests that family labour is substantially overutilized, a sign of considerable excess labour supply. Use of intermediate inputs, on the other hand, is well below what is commensurate with the estimated value of their marginal productivities. An important reason for low input use is lack of credit to purchase inputs, but difficult access to the inputs themselves and, more broadly, a lack of connectivity to the economy, are also important impediments
Cataloging source
FQG
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD2137.T2
LC item number
S37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
FAO commodities and trade technical paper,
Series volume
9
Label
Agriculture and poverty in commodity-dependent African countries : a rural household perspective from the United Republic of Tanzania, Alexander Sarris, Sara Savastano, Luc Christaensen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"TC/M/YA0834E/1/11.06/1200"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vii, 82 p.
Isbn
9789251056103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373857640
Label
Agriculture and poverty in commodity-dependent African countries : a rural household perspective from the United Republic of Tanzania, Alexander Sarris, Sara Savastano, Luc Christaensen
Publication
Note
"TC/M/YA0834E/1/11.06/1200"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vii, 82 p.
Isbn
9789251056103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373857640

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