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Agricultural transformation: Trends in farm size, crop diversification, and mechanization in Nicaragua and Peru

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Author: Srinivasan, Sinduja - Saborío, Milagro - Rodríguez, Adrián G. - Morales, Cristian UN symbol.: LC/TS.2020/23 92 p. Editorial: ECLAC, FAO April 2020


Structural change is a process in which the amount of labor, capital, and land dedicated to agriculture (and other sectors) changes over time. In this study, we research Peru and Nicaragua, utilizing the two most recent agricultural censuses administered in each country. The agricultural censuses permit us to identify dimensions and information available to study the process of structural change in Latin America over the last 20 years.