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Poverty and the rural non-farm economy in Armenia, Georgia and Romania: a synthesis of findings (NRI report no. 2773)

Poverty and the rural non-farm economy in Armenia, Georgia and Romania: a synthesis of findings (NRI report no. 2773)

Davis, J., Bezemer, D.J., Janowski, M. and Wandschneider, T. (2004) Poverty and the rural non-farm economy in Armenia, Georgia and Romania: a synthesis of findings (NRI report no. 2773). Technical Report. Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, UK.

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Abstract

The focus of this paper is on rural non-farm livelihoods in economies in transition. It looks at key factors affecting the ability and motivation of rural dwellers to become involved in the non-farm economy. The intended outputs of this study are: (i) to improve understanding of the dynamics of the RNFE in providing employment and income diversification opportunities in Armenia, Georgia and Romania; and (ii) to promote mechanisms for integrating research results into relevant policy processes.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: [1] Funding: This document is an output from a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Bank for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed are not necessarily those of DFID or the World Bank. [2] Acknowledgements: The report has been a collaborative endeavour involving significant contributions from the following individuals: In Armenia: Ms Astghik Mirzakhanian (UNDP), Ms Gayane Minasyan (World Bank), Mr Nairuhi Jrbashyan, Mr Paruir Asatryan, Mr Ruben Yeganyan, Mr Nelson Shahnazaryan, Dr Marc Duponcel (FAO), Mr Patrick Tateossian (formerly EU) and Mrs Kharatyan. In Georgia: Ms Tea Khoperia, Mr Tskitishvili (IPM Georgia), Ms Darejan Kapanadze (World Bank), Mr Giorgi Meskhidze (Centre for Social Studies) and Mr Tamaz Dundua (Elkana) and Mrs Nana Sumbadze. In Romania: Mr Sebastian Lazariou (CSOP), Mrs Ana Bleahu (Institute for the Quality of Life, Romanian Academy), Mrs Angela Gaburici (Academy of Economic Sciences, Romania), Mr Gabriel Ionita (World Bank) and Mr David Humphreys (DFID). The authors would also like to thank: Ms Felicity Proctor (World Bank and DFID), Professor Paul Hare (Heriot-Watt University), and Dr Gertrud Buchenreider (University of Hohenheim) for their contributions and comments on this paper. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the DFID/World Bank Collaborative Program for Rural Development, for funding this work. However, the views in this report are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the agencies or individuals concerned.
Uncontrolled Keywords: rural, non-farm, poverty, economy, Armenia, Georgia, Romania, transition economies, income, employment, poor, livelihood, agriculture
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 10:50
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11680

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