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Cities as Agricultural Markets

This article examines the role of cities as agricultural markets in developing countries. Topics include urban-rural linkages, distribution systems, and private or government participation. Recommendations are made to strengthen the informal sector by providing credit to expand operations so that reliable, inexpensive supplies of foodstuffs are available in urban areas. A research agenda is suggested


Rondinelli, D. (1987). Cities as Agricultural Markets. Geographical Review, 77(4), 408-420.