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This paper examines the relationship between rurality and poverty, and the role the agricultural sector can play in rural development, poverty reduction, and overall development. The historical views regarding the role of the primary sector in development are presented, and then using original data, the paper argues that there was an historical misjudgment against the primary sector that served as a foundation for anti-agricultural bias in public policy until the late 80’s. Finally, this paper explains how under certain conditions territorial/regional development strategies may prosper, but in other conditions, particularly in the least-developed countries rural space, agriculture is still necessarily the starting point for rural development.

Keywords: rural development ; agricultural growth ; poverty reduction ; production linkages

Subject(s): Community/Rural/Urban Development

Food Security and Poverty

International Development

Issue Date: 2007

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/112591 Published in: eJADE: electronic Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics, Volume 04, Issue 1 Page range: 5-46

Total Pages: 42

JEL Codes: Q10; O10; O13

Record appears in: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) > Agricultural and Development Economics Division > eJADE: electronic Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics





Author: Anriquez, Gustavo ; Stamoulis, Kostas G.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/112591?ln=en







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