Introduction to understanding agricultural development and change
Learning from Vietnam
Agriculture is the backbone for the majority of developing economies, and structural transformation an important channel for economic development in low-income agrarian contexts. This special issue comprises a set of high-quality academic studies to focus on key research questions for understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings.
Using the case of Vietnam, this collection provides comprehensive analytical contributions that rely on detailed microdata to understand critical topics within the fields of agricultural and development economics.
Together, these studies provide important insights into the mechanisms underlying structural transformation and its consequences that can contribute to policy design to manage the structural transformation process effectively, particularly for the most vulnerable groups in society.