Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161542
Authors: 
Glover, Steven M.
Salvucci, Vincenzo
Jones, Sam
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/159
Abstract: 
This paper studies the dynamics of the agricultural sector in Mozambique, focusing on the role of commercial farms. Using agricultural survey data from 2002 to 2012, we analyse the spatial distribution of large farms and identify factors influencing their location decisions. We find that the spatial dispersion of large farms across the country is not uniform. Large farms tend to be located in wealthier and more educated areas, with better road access and higher levels of population density. Given an increasing volume of investments in the agricultural sector in Mozambique, a better understanding of these spatial trends can shed light on the processes through which large commercial farming entities may influence smallholder agricultural production and rural welfare.
Subjects: 
agriculture
large commercial farms
spatial localization
JEL: 
Q10
Q12
Q15
R12
R14
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-203-8
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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