crops grown are sorghum, pearl millet, sugarcane, red gram, soya bean and wheat. With rural transformation, the size of agribusiness and agricultural value chains increase relative to the farm economy. Peri-urban regions have become important hubs helping the diversification of economic activity through creating agglomeration effects, and access to amenities and generation of non-farm employment. To Estimates and analysis of farm income in India, 1983–84 to 2011–12. Mellor, J. W., & Johnston, B. F. (1984). Haggblade, S., & Hazell, P. (1989). uniqueness of this wind turbine is that it was fabricated by students. He doubles up as a weekend farmer. Development Center and Vigyan Ashram, a center of Indian Institute Of Education (IIE), See chapter on health for discussion on the pathways to reduce malnutrition. believes that the model of grower, who becomes an entrepreneur through value Reduction in this distance abets rural transformation, integrates markets and thereby facilitates greater access to non-farm employment opportunities, especially for women. Even for urban dwellers and migrant, employment and jobs opportunities for the low-skilled workers is nothing but precarious (Breman, 2016). On the contrary, the rural population is sparse, which has an inverse relationship with agriculturism. Foundation established Joshi, B., & Lanjouw, P. (2016). While urbanization and changing employment patterns offer opportunities for a more diversified food system, the challenge lies in ensuring these transformations are smooth and contribute to sustainable poverty reduction. The current government has launched a new program known as the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM), with the objective of developing a “… cluster of villages that preserve and nurture the essence of rural community life with focus on equity and inclusiveness without compromising with the facilities perceived to be essentially urban in nature, thus creating a cluster of “Rurban villages”. In relatively more developed countries of Asia and Latin America, it is about two to three times the size of agriculture; across the developed world, it could be more than ten times as large. Employment outcomes along the rural-urban gradation. Chandrasekhar, S. (2011). If material is not included in the chapter's Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. Lanjouw, P., & Murgai, R. (2009). Investing in the growth of the non-farm sector is hailed as an important development strategy because of its potential for the redistribution of incomes. Anandghana We paint a comprehensive portrait of the changing nature of the rural economic structure, blurring of rural-urban distinctions, and how this poses a challenge as well as opportunity to create employment for labor leaving the agricultural sector. • Inequality: Rural people are drawn to urban areas where they expect to have better employment opportunities and improved access to health, education, and basic services. I was confident of recovering the cost Income ranking of Indian states and their pattern of urbanisation. Similarly, rural employment which links to agricultural inputs and mechanization are expected to develop fast with the spread of technology and cellphones.8 Hello Tractor in Nigeria is a stellar example of leveraging technology to generate employment avenues in rural areas. the cost by half. ). or recycled materials. Chatterjee, U., Murgai, R., & Rama, M. (2015). India’s census operations define census towns (CTs) as urban areas if it has a population of at least 5,000 people, population density is greater than 400 persons per square kilometer and at least 75% of the main male workforce is employed in the non-farming sector. Using evidence of household income diversification to inform study of the rural nonfarm labor market in Africa. It runs directly to a 3 phase submersible pump.”. Similarly, productivity linkages could be induced by the non-farm sector through better input supply, product marketing or investment from non-farm earnings into agriculture for better seeds and fertilizer variety leading to enhanced agricultural productivity. Job Opportunities ... Chinese clean water project helps improve livelihood in Cambodia’s rural areas. “Like most villages in Maharashtra, here too the educated More and more people living in rural areas travel to small towns and service centres in search of consumer goods, services and labour opportunities. Rural transformation and greater non-farm employment were brought about by the “pull” forces implying relatively higher returns in the non-farm sector. By recognizing these multiple patterns of urbanization, especially its subaltern nature, rural areas could attract investments, job creation and ultimately the benefits from urban growth in the vicinity. Chandrasekhar, S., & Mukhopadhyay, A. Source: Data from Census of India 2011; based on author’s calculations. Like most villages here it In R. Serraj & P. Pingali (Eds.). Urbanising the rural: Reflections on India’s National RUrban Mission. We build upon the idea that promotion of the rural non-farm economy should be an important component of India’s rural transformation strategy. development in rural and coastal areas. garlic powder, dehydrated lemon powder, dehydrated beetroot powder, sorghum flakes, cleaning and solar-drying them, the women check the vegetables’ moisture The predominant livelihood activity in the rural areas of this zone is farming though some have other income generating activities which they used to argument the income realized from farming. The analytical lens of a food system approach here is particularly helpful in imagining rural as farm production and beyond—encompassing various food-related non-farm activities such as storage, processing, distribution and transportation of food in addition to many other services which do not necessarily fall within the realm of food production but provide livelihood opportunities to the rural population.3, Livelihood diversification and non-farm employment are important levers for rural economic growth. Access your account or create a new one for additional features or to post job or training opportunities. Transitioning toward nutrition-sensitive food systems in developing countries. This finding highlights the fact that road infrastructure is only one way, not the most effective maybe, to increase rural productivity. etc. For example, the agribusiness sector is about half the economic size of farming in sub-Saharan Africa. total population of 7,429, as per Census 2011. Across developing countries, the success of the Green Revolution led to the idea of a “unimodal” agrarian structure (Tomich et al., 1995). Most importantly, the quality of human capital is key to chartering a swifter pace of structural transformation. Pathways from agriculture to nutrition mostly assume farming—as a source of income and food—to be the most important means to access food in rural economies. Jayaraj, D., & Subramanian, S. (2013). India’s growth experience suggests a steep rise in inter-personal inequality (Jayaraj & Subramanian, 2013; Motiram & Naraparaju, 2015). The government has designed an agenda for the program on how it wants to facilitate urbanization of the rural (Singh & Rahman, 2018). At work in the informal economy of India: A perspective from the bottom up (OIP). In India, despite all the focus on metropolitan cities as engines of growth, it is actually the smaller towns which have had the biggest impact on poverty reduction during the last two decades (Chatterjee et al., 2016; Gibson, Datt, Murgai, & Ravallion, 2017). Many poor households have livelihoods that draw on rural and urban resources or opportunities. This is driven by the fact that, as agricultural systems modernize and markets develop, there is an increasing separation between the production and consumption decisions of households (Pingali & Sunder, 2017). Often it is the poorest who lack these and are locked out of this market because of marginalized social groups or small land holding. Open Access This chapter is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license and indicate if changes were made. The progress of school education in India. Another fundamental feature of women in rural India is their low human capital. manufactures 12 types of vegetable, fruit and grain powders, such as dehydrated The rural individuals have acquired efficient understanding of the fact that through the acquisition of education, individuals will be able to promote better livelihoods opportunities. linkage has a huge impact on the livelihood of rural households. Proximity to rural areas has also allowed these market towns to become centers for growth, where much of the rural demand for new services and goods are met. Mukhopadhyay, P., Zérah, M.-H., Samanta, G., & Maria, A. The problem with the scheme again lies in not recognizing these changing spaces as urban. ensure regular power supply, in July 2016, Kadam set up a solar panel at a cost In 2017, 3.4 billion people lived in rural areas, most in low (15%) and middle income (79%) countriesi, many deriving their income from small-scale agriculture, including fishing and livestock raising. National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS). Here, we examine the role of urbanization in contributing to the rural economy through greater employment opportunities. These gains, however, were limited to regions which could specialize in the production of staple crops and had better agro-climatic endowments, irrigation and road infrastructure and institutional structures that allowed for better governance of natural resources, such as land and water rights.5 In the case of high-productive agriculture states which benefited from the Green Revolution, rise in farm incomes and demand for labor induced higher wage rates which stimulated rural non-farm activities. Future growth of the rural-urban continuum and the creation of greater non-farm opportunities are restricted by the administrative framework which continues to regard census towns as rural areas despite their urban demographic and economic characteristics. The determinants and effects of diversification in the areas of poverty, income distribution, farm output and gender are examined. The majority live in the rural areas of Chandrasekhar, S., & Mehrotra, N. (2016). A major challenge for policy makers in India, therefore, is providing quality skills to the workers. As people move out of agriculture, household income and access to non-farm economic opportunities—rather than just farm-level production diversity or farm incomes—become equally important predictors of household food and nutrition security. Greater fragmentation of landholdings would further increase the role of non-farm sector in facilitating labor movement out of agriculture. For India’s rural poor, growing towns matter more than growing cities. An important aspect of restructuring the rural economy is to remove structural constraints to credit and markets. Chand, R., Srivastava, S. K., & Singh, J. the farmer from the stranglehold of the subsidy regime and usher in an enhanced has become an off-grid farmer. However, understanding the variegated nature of urbanization is crucial to understand its impact on rural poverty. © 2020 Village Square. Thus, the future of agricultural work will look very different from what we have seen. Spatial boundaries across the rural-urban dichotomies are increasingly getting blurred as with larger rural areas becoming indistinguishable from the small urban areas, especially regarding the occupational patterns and built-up area characterizations (Chatterjee, Murgai, & Rama, 2015). A public-interest communications initiative focusing on rural India. We argue that livelihood diversification in rural India would lead to an overall economy-wide increase in productivity, and facilitate swifter structural transformation and poverty reduction. Dividing non-farm employment into three categories—regular employment (generally salaried), casual employment (daily wage) and self-employment—Lanjouw and Murgai (2009) note that regular non-farm employment is the most sought after. addition, combined with a marketing chain created by local businesses can free Kadam Rural livelihoods, food security and rural transformation under climate change 5 1. Small farmers who cannot afford tractors use this Uber-like facility for on-demand temporary access to tractors. In India, with support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, the Dalit Women’s Livelihoods Accountability Initiative has helped women marginalized by the caste system engage in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme. The development strategy path followed by a nation, therefore, is central to how the food equation balances.4, Change in the agricultural workforce. The world food equation: Interrelations among development, employment, and food consumption. A substantial share of government and other public sector formal jobs like banking are also located in the rural areas, where people commute daily to work. The residential school offering education exclusively to tribal children has helped girls like Phulaki Wadaka become a post graduate (Photo by Abhijit Mohanty), Villagers of Chuikhim have built a secondary school, to ensure that their children’s education continued beyond primary level (Photo courtesy Sapan Gurung), By the efforts of villagers Bondvol Lake, the community-owned water body, would soon be declared as a wetland (Photo by Arturo D'Souza). “The situation forced me to take matters into my 2. Looking at some of the census towns which resemble these potential clusters, Mukhopadhyay et al. In E. Denis & M.-H. Zérah (Eds.). Casualization and shift of rural workers to non-farm activities. As a result, means to household food access in the future would be influenced by earning capacities. migration of youth to cities by upskilling them and creating new entrepreneurs, Narratives around poverty, hunger, food security and nutrition—largely subsumed in the food system—are intrinsically linked to the development of the rural economy. making me energy self-sufficient, it frees me from depending on the state for Do rural roads create pathways out of poverty? With agriculture becoming commercialized and a large share of the country expected to be urban by 2050, most households would be buying food from the market, and hence access to food and nutritional security, therefore, would mostly be determined through the income pathway. Doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022. These are some of the structural issues which have held back the transformation of India’s economy in general. Binswanger-Mkhize, H. P. (2013). Company for final processing and packaging. Given the greater pro-poor incidence of non-farm income, historically marginalized sections of the rural society—which have lower access to land and capital—have benefited substantially from the non-farm sector employment despite its casual nature. Land fragmentation leads to a reduction in the mean plot size below the threshold beyond which mechanization becomes a challenge. For the firms, the shortage of skilled labor stems in two ways: lack of a sufficient number of trained personnel and trained people lacking in the required job skills (Mehrotra, 2014). This could then facilitate overall production diversification, new forms of livelihood and better infrastructure provision in rural areas. Mankhedkar, deputy youth officer, NYKS, Pune district, told intervals because of erratic power supply, load shedding and getting only a Studying the impact of rural road scheme in India, Asher and Novosad (2018), however, caution against assuming road construction, that is, reduction in geographic distance, as the only form of required rural investment. In the post-harvest season, when the labor demand in agriculture is low, agribusiness and food value chains offer significant avenues for employment growth. 2. As a result, home consumption declines and food security concerns progressively become an issue of access rather than availability. Food Processing Cluster (SFPC) in association with Khadi & First, by producing more affordable and lower quality goods consumed mostly by the poor, rural industrial production leads to lower local prices. The pace of change, however, varies by the stage of regional rural transformation. The right set of public policies, however, are essential to ensure smooth, inclusive and sustainable urbanization for structural transformation to take place. Similarly, women also benefit from the non-farm sector as their access to resources such as land and jobs remains limited (Lei, Desai, & Vanneman, 2017). In an interview, Dr. Ramesh Chand, member, agriculture, a government think-tank, NITI Aayog, said, “…it is not proper to view rural India as only an agricultural economy. Chaudhuri, B., Chatterjee, B., Mazumdar, M., & Karim, S. (2017). (2016). 3,199 billion to Rs. Lack of education and the required skills inhibit a smooth transition into the non-farm sector. “The women are now making between Rs 12,000 and Rs Gitaram Kadam of Nhavare village in Pune district has achieved it in his own However, there are many challenges in Ethiopia to engage in successful livelihood diversification (Tenaw, 2016) and identified in Table 1. This implies that almost one-fourth of rural non-farm workers in India are illiterate. Household strategies and rural livelihood diversification. is not only an off-grid farmer but a social entrepreneur. Cities and skills. Manufacturing employment, on the other hand, stands at 22.1%, while services employ 45.1% of the labor force. These workers not only work at low wages, but their working conditions are also miserable. Given the slow pace of rural transformation in India, the potential for leveraging food systems to propel the growth of the non-farm sector is immense. empowerment, skill development and creating entrepreneurs. plant. plays an important role in engagement in different non-farm economic activities (Lanjouw et al., 1999). Rural non-farm economy along with the secondary towns contributes significantly to inclusive growth patterns and poverty reduction during the process of rural transformation (Christiaensen & Todo, 2014). There is a different pattern in the regions where agriculture has not been a part of the structural transformation process. Similarly, low levels of permanent migration suggest hindrance to rural-urban mobility. The rise of census towns together with a greater increase in the built-up area therefore suggests a gross underestimation of urbanization in India. Access comes through income and better jobs. Between 2005 and 2012, about 50 million jobs were created in the non-farm sector, while 34 million jobs were lost in agriculture (Chand, Saxena, & Rana, 2015).6 As the non-farm sector is increasingly becoming more important for Indian rural economy, the official line of thinking on India’s agrarian society too has begun to acknowledge rural employment as more than cultivation and agricultural labor. In was totally frustrated of being unable to irrigate the fields at regular In India, newer organizations like Gold Farm are using Farming as a Service (FaaS) model where farm equipment can be hired through cellphones or call centers. Hazell, P. (2018). While redistribution of land is not a politically attractive option and the consolidation of holdings is operationally challenging, promotion of non-farm opportunities seems to be a more pragmatic way of increasing the income of smallholders and other rural poor. Development in rural areas is seldom, based on the availability of natural vegetation and fauna in the region. Transforming the Rural Nonfarm Economy: Opportunities and Threats in the Developing World. worked with a Pune-based multinational manufacturer of switch gears, till he Non-farm workers could also be self-employed through small-scale enterprises and petty trade (Reardon, Stamoulis, & Pingali, 2007). Social entrepreneur improves rural livelihood opportunities Quitting a lucrative job and taking up farming, engineer runs a farm-based enterprise, enabling women farmers to become rural … Introduction of the public employment programs, such as MGNREGA, have also facilitated a faster move towards the rural non-farm sector, yet these livelihood avenues are a last resort means for those in the lower income quintile, casting doubts on the long-run welfare of this transition. More than 60% of the rural workforce continues to be employed in agriculture-based livelihoods, despite the share of agriculture output being around 17%. Without expanding enough to become cities, these regions lie along the rural-urban continuum where the principal economic activities are essentially linked to agriculture and consumer demand emanating out of farm income. As the agricultural value chains develop, there would be greater demand for those who can work in related logistics, from aggregation to storage and processing. Former Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh had famously pointed out to this by referring to these spaces as trishanku (middle world). Poverty decline, agricultural wages, and nonfarm employment in rural India: 1983–2004. In the last four decades, Indian rural output has increased by almost seven times—Rs. Integrated Farm-based Development: Projects under this … Most of the rural households do earn a certain part of their income from agriculture while diversifying their income portfolio in India (Chandrasekhar & Mehrotra, 2016). Challenges of rural livelihood diversification in Ethiopia. Village Industries Commission. way. Against the common notion which equates urbanization with big cities and planning, Indian urbanization has been noted to have a subaltern character, which implies a rapid rise in settlement agglomerations, which are often not classified as urban by the Indian census operations (Denis, Zerah, & Mukhopadhyay, 2012). The quality of jobs being created in the non-farm sector can be dubbed as ordinary—informal and casual—regarding their potential for rural transformation and lowering structural poverty. “Besides Hiren Kumar Bose is a journalist based in Thane, The other important channel for propelling agricultural growth is to strengthen the rural-urban continuum which provides ample opportunities to the small farmers and other rural population to share in the fruits of urban economic growth. In. Traditionally, the rural non-farm sector comprises of a highly heterogeneous portfolio of activities including services and small-scale manufacturing industries which cater to agricultural input needs and meet the demands of rural consumers (Haggblade et al., 2010). Urban areas are developed in a planned and systematic way, according to the process of urbanisation and industrialisation. Interestingly, they find that the movers are not the primary income earners of the household. We focus on these blurring of the rural-urban distinction which provide an opportunity to diversify the portfolio of economic opportunities available to rural households, thereby enabling greater rural income and improved access to food and nutrition. 15,000 every month.”. In S. Haggblade, P. B. R. Hazell, & T. Reardon (Eds.). Non-farm income acts as a redistribution mechanism in a number of ways (Lanjouw & Lanjouw, 2001). (2014). Around 79% of workers who work in the informal sector can be classified as poor without any job or social security (NCEUS, 2008). PM Modi to launch ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to boost livelihood opportunities in rural India Around 39 crore people have received financial assistance of Rs … by Savitribai Phule Pune University. Unacknowledged urbanisation. Foster, A. D., & Rosenzweig, M. R. (2007). 21,107 billion at 2004–05 prices—but the share of agriculture in rural income has reduced from 72.4% to 39.2% (Chand, Srivastava, & Singh, 2017). Not affiliated Evaluating the impact of a national road expansion program in India, Aggarwal (2018) shows how road infrastructure contributes significantly—through greater dietary diversity and higher agricultural input usage—to the food system. We will specifically address the challenge of meeting the growing urban need for food and other rural resources while at the same time ensuring sustainable rural growth. Assuming that commuters live in peri-urban areas, Chandrasekhar (2011) estimates them as around 32 million (4.3% of the rural population) in India. Villages proximate to census towns are not very different from those proximate to statutory towns (Mukhopadhyay, 2017). I incurred over three years of power bills.”. Livelihoods opportunities are referred to the opportunities that the rural individuals get engaged in with the main purpose of sustaining their living conditions. Maharashtra. Compared to major urban agglomerations, rural poverty reduction is much stronger if the urban economic growth is driven by smaller towns. Small-scale farming, fishing, raising livestock and non-farm activities are some of the common livelihoods that these populations survive on. Chand, R., Saxena, R., & Rana, S. (2015). Economic activities in smaller towns typically include manufacturing, trades and services. It is also becoming increasingly hard to distinguish between census towns and towns with urban administrative status. Livelihoods in rural areas Livelihoods in rural areas The difference in the level of development of successful and faltering regions has increased through the transition process of the former centrally planned economies. Urbanization is an outcome of the development process and is intrinsically linked to the evolving food systems. Smaller towns provide employment avenues to those who wish to or are forced to transition out of farming. Most farmers in the zone cultivate with the major aim of feeding their family and selling off the remnant to generate income. Urbanization is generally imagined to be the growth of larger metropolises which misses the point that most of the urban population resides in smaller towns. In the Indian context, where education levels are low and vocational skills limited, the non-farm sector is a lucrative alternative for the poor. Anandghana brand. Our WORTH program, which brings rural women together in small groups to save money, access credit and start small businesses, has reached more than 1,000,000 people in 16 countries. 2000, Kadam, then in his late twenties, established GTS in Nhavare village. Rural is men and women, especially in poor households, engage in diverse and multiple activities to improve their livelihoods by maximizing income-generating activities, while minimizing vulnerability and risk, and achieving other household objectives (improved health, nutrition and education, etc. according to Arvind Shaligram, CEO, of Research Park It has been instrumental in the spawning of 400-plus An aggregator in the village arranges for these demands. 5. The nature of the non-farm sector changes as one travels towards villages located closer to towns and other urban centers. Weather risk, wages in kind, and the off-farm labor supply of agricultural households in a developing country. 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