Labor in the rural household economy of the Zairian basin

Tshibaka, T.B. (1992) Labor in the rural household economy of the Zairian basin. Technical Report. IFPRI, Washington, D.C., USA.

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The deterioration of the food sector in Sub-Saharan Africa, combined with rapid population growth and thedegradation of the environment, continues to present a challenge to policy makers in both Africa and the donor community. The agricultural and other policies that have been followed have failed to reverse the trend. One reason for this failure has been lack of data on the workings of the ruralhousehold economy, which is the main food producer in the Sub-Saharan region. This study attempts to address this gap by examining various aspects of labor in the rural household economy. It identifies main determinants of labor use and allocation, assesses factors that affect labor productivity,and makes some recommendations on how the productivity of labor can be enhanced in the farm sector

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Farm workers; Zaire; Household surveys; Small farms; Time management; Gender issues; RP8412
Author Affiliation: IFPRI
Subjects: Social Sciences > Agricultural Economics
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Daneti Raju
Date Deposited: 07 May 2014 09:58
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 09:58

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