Can agricultural intensification help attain Sustainable Development Goals? Evidence from Africa and Asia

Dawson, Neil, Martin, Adrian and Camfield, Laura (2019) Can agricultural intensification help attain Sustainable Development Goals? Evidence from Africa and Asia. Third World Quarterly, 40 (5). pp. 926-946. ISSN 0143-6597

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Abstract

Market-oriented agricultural intensification is a major development strategy, yet its alignment with sustainable development goals (SDGs) is unclear. We apply indicators for SDG 2 (eradicate hunger) regarding income, food production, food security and land tenure to recent intensifications in Rwanda and Laos to reveal their disaggregated impacts. We find while market-oriented intensification may generate poverty reduction, it also exacerbated marginalisation and poverty through various forms of land tenure insecurity. Ethnicity and gender were influential factors in Rwanda, and post-conflict resettlement policies in Laos. We discuss implications for development practice and selection of suitable indicators to reflect the ambition of the SDGs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: agricultural policy,food security,land tenure,poverty,social inequality,gender
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 11:30
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2020 23:48
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/69524
DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2019.1568190

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