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

Dawson, Neil, Martin, Adrian ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2916-7712 and Camfield, Laura ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0165-9857 (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,sdg 1 - no poverty,sdg 2 - zero hunger ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/no_poverty
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 11:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 04:24
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/69524
DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2019.1568190

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