Africa’s Unfolding Diet Transformation and Farm Employment: Evidence From Tanzania

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Tschirley, D., Cunguara, B., Haggblade, S., Reardon, T., & Kondo, M. (2017). Africa’S Unfolding Diet Transformation And Farm Employment: Evidence From Tanzania (No. 1879-2017-1928).

Abstract

We investigate the implications of diet change associated with income growth for the level and distribution of employment and income earning opportunities at farm level in Tanzania. We find that (1) rice provides strong opportunities for labor and income growth among the smallest smallholder farmers, (2) vegetables deliver strong income growth for these small farmers, but generate far less labor, (3) other grains, pulses, and roots & tubers generate labor growth but with less concentration of benefits among the smallest farmers and with very low returns to labor, and (4) all labor growth in these crops is highly sensitive to productivity growth associated with farm structure change.

Tags: fsg peer reviewed publications, fsp peer reviewed publications, tanzania


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Tanzania


Authors

David Tschirley

David Tschirley
tschirle@msu.edu

Benedito Cunguara

Benedito Cunguara

Steven Haggblade

Steven Haggblade
blade@msu.edu

Thomas Reardon

Thomas Reardon
reardon@msu.edu

Mayuko Kondo

Mayuko Kondo
kondomay@msu.edu


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