Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/74891
Authors: 
Maertens, Miet
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
LICOS Discussion Paper 214
Abstract: 
In this paper we address the question of firm-nonfirm linkages at the household level for a case-study in Senegal. We examine whether increasing off-firm employment opportunities for rural households ?resulting from increased horticulture exports and associated agro-industrialization ?has benefitted the smallholder firm sector through investment linkages. We use data from a household survey in the main horticulture export region in Senegal. We find that access to unskilled employment in the export agro-industry has contributed to alleviation firmers?liquidity constraints, resulting in increased smallholder agricultural production.
Subjects: 
farm-nonfarm linkages
agri-food exports
smallholder farming
rural development
JEL: 
J23
O12
Q12
Q17
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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