ps14712 - Whyareruralareas& development a.Tobeginwith, o o...

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Agriculture’s Role in Third World Development rd  world  development a. To begin with, what exactly does it mean to be rural? o when we talk about the ‘rural sector’ or the ‘country side’ we  compare it to the opposite ‘urban sector’ o a lot of diversity of livelihood in the countryside o 4 common characteristics 1. Abundance of natural capital Lots of natural resources arable land trees etc… Natural capital is vulnerable to nature 2. Relative abundance of labor organized in the household level market by seasonal labor season you need to plant season you need to harvest means that at certain times of the season labor surplus will  be unemployed vs. high peak demand may lead to  bottleneck and competition for labor 3. Relative isolation in the country side tends to be remote and not connected to the rest of the  highly centralized urban sector sometimes by geography
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sometimes due to lack of appropriate infrastructure o transportation o electricity consequence of isolation o cost of movement is much higher o lower rates of federal/national participation ignored by central government
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2011 for the course POL S 147 taught by Professor Reyes during the Winter '11 term at UCSB.

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