Rural Transformation in Southern Shan State: Results From the Community Component of the Shan Agriculture and Rural Economy Survey

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February 5, 2019 - Author: Isabel Lambrecht and

Isabel Lambrecht, Ben Belton, 2019. Rural Transformation in Southern Shan State: Results From the Community Component of the Shan Agriculture and Rural Economy Survey. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 120. East Lansing, Michigan State University.

The community component of the Shan Agriculture and Rural Economy Survey (SHARES) was conducted in mid-2018 in 323 villages in 12 townships in southern Shan State. The survey was designed to facilitate analysis of recent changes in the rural economy in southern Shan. Data was collected through group interviews conducted with knowledgeable long-term residents in each of the communities surveyed. The survey collected data on recent changes in physical and social infrastructure, transport and mobility, crop cultivation, agricultural mechanization, labor costs and agricultural labor migration, off-farm enterprises and access to credit.

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Tags: agrifood system transformation, food security group, fsg research paper, fsp research paper, household income and livelihoods, innovation lab for food security policy, myanmar, sustainable agricultural intensification


Authors

Ben Belton

Ben Belton
beltonbe@msu.edu

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