Agricultural trade liberalization is high on the agenda for the World Trade Organisation, specifically underscoring the potential positive effects for the world?s poor. This project will study how better international market access will ?trickle down? to rural livelihoods in the developing world. The project focuses on the effects from trade to rural economic growth and development. Based on a theoretical analysis of these effects both short run and long run effects will be studied, using data from South Africa. The project will study both the direct effects for agricultural products, and indirect effects from improved market access.