Space, Markets and Employment

Roadside marketAgricultural development is key to food security and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa.  However, agriculture is only likely to contribute to sustainable and intensive growth if productivity gains on the ground are matched by growth in non-farm employment.

The Space, Markets and Employment in Agricultural Development project examines the connections between farm and non-farm activities in rural economies. We are focusing on markets, settlements and employment in three Southern African countries: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Malawi.