Show simple item record
dc.publisherKassel University Pressger
dc.rightsUrheberrechtlich geschützt
dc.subjectEU aid policyeng
dc.subjectfood securityeng
dc.subjectSierra Leoneeng
dc.subjectcrop specialisationeng
dc.subjectcrop diversificationeng
dc.titleCrop-Specific EU Aid and Smallholder Food Security in Sierra Leoneeng
dcterms.abstractThe article analyses the viability of promoting crop-specific programs as a mean to improve smallholder net farm income and food security. The case study explores the relevance of European Union Stabilisation of Export Earnings (STABEX) funds in supporting Sierra Leone’s agricultural development agenda. By analysing the drivers of food security for a number of targeted smallholders in the two most important agricultural zones of Sierra Leone, it is possible to compare the suitability of crop-specific support (in rice, cocoa and coffee) versus general aid programs (public infrastructure, on and off farm diversification opportunities, sustainable practices, access to productive assets, etc.). The results indicate that crop diversification strategies are widespread and closely related to risk minimisation and enhanced food security among smallholders. Similarly, crop-specific programs mainly focusing on commercialisation tend to overlook important constraints associated to self-consumption and productivity.eng
dcterms.accessRightsopen access
dcterms.bibliographicCitationIn: Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics. Kassel : Kassel University Press. - Vol. 117, No. 2 (2016), S. 283-294
dcterms.creatorSaravia-Matus, Silvia L.
dcterms.creatorGomez y Paloma, Sergio
dcterms.creatorMary, Sebastien
dc.description.everythingGedruckte Ausg. im Verlag Kassel Univ. Press( erschienen.ger

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record