Rural employment and small-scale rural food processing in Asia: Proceedings of a workshop held at Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines

Type Monographs, Proceeding
Language English
Series CGPRT no. 26
Year of Publication 1991
Place of Publication
Publisher CGPRT Centre
Organization CGPRT Centre
Classification Num. 338.43:331.5 Rur
Physical Description xx, 177p.
Document Open
Geographic Heading ASIA


This book consists of papers which were presented at a regional workshop by nine countries, as well as several resource papers. Based on the aims of the workshop which are to discuss rural employment and income generation through non-farming activities, this book provides information on employment opportunities through expansion of small-scale industries which could benefit small farmers and landless labourers including rural women, who depend on off- and non-farm activities as a major source of employment and income. Although no firm conclusions can be drawn, it is clear that secondary crops provide significant opportunities and potential for employment generation in rural areas. The volume contains revealing insights into major agriculture-based economies in the region.