The Rural Non-Farm Economy in Georgia: Overview of Findings

39 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2005

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D.J. Bezemer

University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business

Junior R. Davis

United Nations - Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Date Written: June 2003

Abstract

The literature on transition economies devotes relatively attention to agriculture and the rural non-farm economy, despite the importance of the sector and its importance to the livelihoods of the majority of the worlds poor. This paper is part of growing volume of valuable empirical work on agriculture in transition countries and especially on the topic of the rural non-farm economy and livelihood diversification among the poor. The focus of this paper is on rural non-farm livelihoods in Georgia. The main aim of this paper is to improve understanding of the dynamics of the RNFE in providing employment and income diversification opportunities in Georgia.

Keywords: Rural non-farm economy, livelihoods, off-farm income, transition, poverty, rural development

JEL Classification: O13, O18, O57, P20

Suggested Citation

Bezemer, Dirk J. and Davis, Junior R., The Rural Non-Farm Economy in Georgia: Overview of Findings (June 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=695268 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.695268

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