Work package 1
Agricultural transformation and rural dynamics
This work package aims to provide an understanding of agricultural transformation and socioeconomic dynamics taking place in rural areas marked by different forms of commoditization of production. There are four key objectives:
- To identify policies and impacts of national models of agricultural transformation, in particular focussing on changes in land tenure, land use, agricultural wage labour, market orientation and purchasing systems
- To examine types of rural dynamics as a consequence of public policy, market orientation and the nature of dominant commodities
- To assess the impact of these dynamics on local productive resources due to labour and money flows to and from cities
- To produce policy guidelines that promote upgrading of agricultural production and related activities'