Rural Industrial Policy and Strengthening Value Chains

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This book underscores the need for a rural industrial policy that promotes a structural change based on innovation, greater value added and better employment and living conditions, all in harmony with the environment. The proposal builds on the experience of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in strengthening rural value chains and offers a novel approach to industrial policy and rural development, issues that have traditionally been addressed separately. The book also sets out the value chain methodology developed by ECLAC and presents a comparative analysis of processes to strengthen rural value chains around commodities, agribusiness products and rural tourism.

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Productive development challenges in the rural areas of Central America and the Dominican Republic

The rural environment is multifactorial and dynamic and faces special productive development challenges. These challenges are formidable for developing countries, and since their rural populations are so large and the social and economic gaps between rural and urban populations are so wide, efforts to address them have to be inclusive in nature. In recent years, the rural environment has undergone such major changes that the development strategies for rural areas need to be rethought.

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