Determinants and effects of income diversification amongst farm households in Burkina Faso uri icon

abstract

  • Using four years of household data from three agroecological zones in Burkina Faso-Sahelian, Sudanian, and Guinean-the article examines the determinants and effects of household income diversification. Harvest shortfalls and terms of trade are found to drive diversification, but land constraints do not. Income diversification is associated with higher incomes and food consumption, and more stable income and consumption over years.

publication date

  • 1992
  • 1992