Agricultural commercialization, economic development, and nutrition | Land Portal

Información del recurso

Date of publication: 
Diciembre 1994
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
IFPRI-p15738coll2-126670
Pages: 
xx, 411 pages : ill., tables 24 cm.

A large body of literature makes the argument that commercialization of agriculture has mainly negative effects on the employment, incomes, food production and consumption, health, and nutrition of the poor. In Commercialization of Agriculture, Economic Development, and Nutrition, Joachim von Braun and Eileen Kennedy find that the conclusion that commercialization of agriculture is generally bad for nutrition is flawed. This conclusion, emerging from a mix of historical, real, and ideological factors as well as methodologically faulty analysis, has continually been questioned by policymakers in developing countries as well as aid agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Autores y editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

von Braun, Joachim; Kennedy, Eileen T.

Publisher(s): 

About IFPRI


The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 500 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of theCGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.


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About IFPRI


The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 500 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of theCGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.


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