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dc.contributor.authorCarletto, Calogeroen_US
dc.contributor.authorKirk, Angelien_US
dc.contributor.authorWinters, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Benjaminen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T09:44:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T09:44:42Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-062-3en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63526-
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses a duration analysis based on adoption data spanning over 25 years from six communities in the Central Highlands of Guatemala to explore how household characteristics and external trends play into both the adoption and diffusion processes of non-traditional exports among smallholders. Adoption was initially widespread and rapid, which led NTX to be hailed as a pro-poor success, reaching all but the smallest landholders. However, over time more than two-thirds of the adopters eventually dropped out from NTX production. Based on the analysis, NTX production appeared to have delivered less prosperity to adopters than initially promised. While smallholders may be enticed into entering into NTX markets when conditions are favourable, they may lack the capacity to overcome difficulties that inevitably arise in complex types of cultivations and in highly variable global agricultural markets. Governmental and non-governmental organizations can attempt to mitigate these difficulties, but market forces may overwhelm these efforts, with some adopters still unable to compete in global markets. – globalization ; land ; smallholders ; non-traditional exportsen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2008/18en_US
dc.subject.jelJ43en_US
dc.subject.jelN56en_US
dc.subject.jelO13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwLandwirtschaftlicher Kleinbetrieben_US
dc.subject.stwAgraraußenhandelen_US
dc.subject.stwGlobalisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwGuatemalaen_US
dc.titleGlobalization and smallholders: The adoption, diffusion and welfare impact of non-traditional export crops in Guatemalaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn560603312en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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