Revitalized Agriculture for Balanced Growth and Resilient Livelihoods

CESD, IFPRI and MSU. 2016. Revitalized Agriculture for Balanced Growth and Resilient Livelihoods: Towards a Rural Development Strategy for Mon State. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 17. East Lansing: Michigan State University

INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this policy brief is to provide national and state-level policymakers, private sector investors, civil society and donors with an analysis of the rural economy of Mon State and pathways to improved prosperity for its population. The analysis is based on a representative survey (the Mon State Rural Household Survey 2015) of 1680 rural households, which comprise 73% of Mon State’s 2 million residents, and extensive interviews with farmers, traders, processors, local leaders and government officials.

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