The Rural Non-Farm Economy in Georgia: Overview of Findings
39 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2005
Date Written: June 2003
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
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