Working Papers 43
Agricultural Trade in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: The Case of Cassava and Rubber in Cambodia
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Cambodia’s agricultural sector accounted for 27 percent of GDP in 2007 and employed about 56 percent of the total labour force, especially the poor. Aware of the importance of agricultural trade for economic growth and poverty reduction, the government’s approach has been to enhance agricultural exports while developing the sector. This study examines how to best promote agricultural trade in the region in order to optimise benefits and minimise negative impacts. Cassava and rubber are the subject of in-depth analysis because of their importance for employment creation and poverty reduction.