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Working PaperLong-run rural livelihood diversification in Kagera, Tanzania
What drives livelihood diversification among predominantly rural households in developing countries and how can welfare-enhancing patterns be established and sustained in the long run?...Income diversification Tanzania Livelihoods
Working PaperIncome diversification and household welfare in Tanzania 2008–2013
This paper uses three waves of Tanzanian National Panel Surveys (2008/09, 2010/11, and 2012/13) to construct a panel from 3,676 households that appear in at least two waves to explore the effect of income diversification on household welfare measured...Income diversification Labour income Gender
Working PaperEffect of non-farm work on agricultural productivity: Empirical evidence from northern Ghana
This paper investigates the factors influencing participation in non-farm work and the effect of participation on farmers’ productivity, using survey data from 300 smallholder farm households in northern Ghana...Non-farm work Smallholder farmers Productivity