1st Edition

Beyond Market Liberalization
Welfare, Income Generation and Environmental Sustainability in Rural Madagascar

ISBN 9781138715592
Published January 28, 2019 by Routledge
278 Pages

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Book Description

This title was first published in 2000:  Most African countries experienced dramatic agricultural market reforms over the 1990s. This has resulted in significant changes in the operation of the agricultural markets and, consequently, in income generation and welfare of rural households. In the case of Madagascar, the results suggest that market reforms and corresponding adjustments in rural markets have had an average positive effect on food security for the rural households. However, richer households seemed to have benefited more than the poorer households. This text provides a study of the market reforms, focusing particularly in the changes brought to welfare, income and environmental sustainability in rural areas. The study aims to be of particular interest to economists and those involved in development and environmental issues.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Bart Minten and Manfred Zeller

2. Market Liberalization and the Agricultural Marketing System

Bart Minten and Claude Randrianarisoa

3. Conceptual Framework, Survey Design, and Sampling Frame for Household and Community Level Analyses

Manfred Zeller and Bart Minten

4. Brief Description of Socioeconomic Situation and Changes in Indicators of Welfare

Manfred Zeller, Bart Minten, and Cecile Lapenu

5. Modern Input Use in Agriculture

Claude Randrianarisoa et al.

6. Factor Use and Agricultural Productivity

Bart Minten, Manfred Zeller, and Claude Randrianarisoa

7. Marketed Agricultural Surplus

Bart Minten, Claude Randrianarisoa, and Manfred Zeller

8. Non-agricultural and Total Incomes

Cecile Lapenu and Manfred Zeller

9. Consumption Expenditures

Bart Minten, Claude Randrianarisoa, and Manfred Zeller

10. Nutritional Status and Caloric and Protein Consumption

Cecile Lapenu, Manfred Zeller, and Eliane Ralison

11. The Critical Triangle Between Environmental Sustainability, Economic Growth, and Poverty Alleviation

Manfred Zeller et al.

12. Summary

Manfred Zeller et al.

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