Rural Development in Central America: Markets,Livelihoods and Local Governance

Rural Development in Central America: Markets,Livelihoods and Local Governance

by Ruerd Ruben (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312226596
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.71(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Ruerd Ruben is Senior Lecturer in Development Economics in the Department of Economics and Management of Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands.

Johan Bastiaensen is Researcher at the Center for Development Studies at the Universitaire Faculieten Sin Ignacius Antwerpen, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Rural Development in Central America--Ruerd Ruben & John Bastiaensen
Part I: Agrarian Commodity Markets
Exchange Relations and Food Security: Maize and Markets in Honduras--Hazel Johnson
Small-Scale Producers and the Sesame Commodity Chains under Structural Adjustment--Ner Artola
The Hierarchical Legacy in Coffee Commodity Chains--René Mendoza
Part II: Land Reform and Land Markets
Land Reform and Land Transfers in El Salvador--Hans van Heijiningen
Property Rights, Missing Markets, and Agricultural Diversification--Ben D'Excelle & Johan Bastiaensen
Transformation of Cooperative Organizations--Jos Vaessen, Orlando Cortéz, & Ruerd Ruben
Part III: Rural Financial Markets
Rural Finance and Poverty Alleviation in Central America--Osvaldo Feinstein
Institutional Entrepreneurship for Rural Development--Johan Bastiaensen
Credit and Rural Income--Arie Sanders, Harry Clemens, & Eelco Mol
Part IV: Labor Markets and Technological Change
Farmers' Selective Participation in Rural Markets--Ruerd Ruben & Marrit van den Berg
Seasonal Migration and Peasant Livelihood Strategies--Giel Ton
Low and High-External Input Agriculture in the Agrarian Frontier--Michiel Bourgondiën

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