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The Rwandan agrarian and land sector modernisation : confronting macro performance with lived experiences on the ground

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Rwanda has embarked on an ambitious policy package to modernise and professionalise the agrarian and land sector. Its reform fits into a broader call - supported by major international donors - to implement a Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa. After 10 years of implementation, there is increased production output and value-addition in commercialised commodity chains. These are promising results. However, poverty reduction, particularly in more recent years, seems limited. Moreover, micro-level evidence from the field calls into question the long-term sustainability of the agricultural and land sector reform. In this article, a group of researchers, having engaged in in-depth qualitative research in a variety of settings and over an extended period, bring together their main research results and combine their key findings to challenge the dominant discourse on Rwanda as a model for development.
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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, GREEN-REVOLUTION, POLITICAL-ECONOMY, STATE, AGRICULTURE, POVERTY, POLICY, LIVELIHOODS, STATISTICS, INNOVATION, Rwanda, Green Revolution, land reform, agricultural modernisation, statistics, developmental state

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Ansoms, An, Giuseppe Cioffo, Neil Dawson, Sam Desiere, Chris Huggins, Margot Leegwater, Jude Murison, Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka, Johanna Treidl, and Julie Van Damme. 2018. “The Rwandan Agrarian and Land Sector Modernisation : Confronting Macro Performance with Lived Experiences on the Ground.” Review of African Political Economy 45 (157): 408–431.
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Ansoms, A., Cioffo, G., Dawson, N., Desiere, S., Huggins, C., Leegwater, M., Murison, J., et al. (2018). The Rwandan agrarian and land sector modernisation : confronting macro performance with lived experiences on the ground. REVIEW OF AFRICAN POLITICAL ECONOMY, 45(157), 408–431.
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Ansoms A, Cioffo G, Dawson N, Desiere S, Huggins C, Leegwater M, et al. The Rwandan agrarian and land sector modernisation : confronting macro performance with lived experiences on the ground. REVIEW OF AFRICAN POLITICAL ECONOMY. 2018;45(157):408–31.
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Ansoms, An et al. “The Rwandan Agrarian and Land Sector Modernisation : Confronting Macro Performance with Lived Experiences on the Ground.” REVIEW OF AFRICAN POLITICAL ECONOMY 45.157 (2018): 408–431. Print.
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  abstract     = {Rwanda has embarked on an ambitious policy package to modernise and professionalise the agrarian and land sector. Its reform fits into a broader call - supported by major international donors - to implement a Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa. After 10 years of implementation, there is increased production output and value-addition in commercialised commodity chains. These are promising results. However, poverty reduction, particularly in more recent years, seems limited. Moreover, micro-level evidence from the field calls into question the long-term sustainability of the agricultural and land sector reform. In this article, a group of researchers, having engaged in in-depth qualitative research in a variety of settings and over an extended period, bring together their main research results and combine their key findings to challenge the dominant discourse on Rwanda as a model for development.},
  author       = {Ansoms, An and Cioffo, Giuseppe and Dawson, Neil and Desiere, Sam and Huggins, Chris and Leegwater, Margot and Murison, Jude and Bisoka, Aymar Nyenyezi and Treidl, Johanna and Van Damme, Julie},
  issn         = {0305-6244},
  journal      = {REVIEW OF AFRICAN POLITICAL ECONOMY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {157},
  pages        = {408--431},
  title        = {The Rwandan agrarian and land sector modernisation : confronting macro performance with lived experiences on the ground},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2018.1497590},
  volume       = {45},
  year         = {2018},
}

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