Rural livelihood transformations and local development in Cameroon, Ghana and Tanzania

Working paper
, 40 pages
PDF (1.9 MB)
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9781784314545
Product code:10811IIED

This working paper explores the importance of livelihood diversification and mobility in livelihood transformation processes in dynamic rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It focuses on poverty dynamics, food security and local development. Based on empirical research conducted in Cameroon, Ghana and Tanzania, the study shows that improved connectivity is a major driver of rural livelihood transformations and local development in these countries. The transformations in agricultural production systems also create a range of additional rural non-farm labour opportunities for local people, which in turn stimulate positive socioeconomic dynamics in the region.