International Agricultural Development

ISBN-10: 0801858798
ISBN-13: 9780801858796
Edition: 3rd 1998
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Description: Extensively revised to reflect the new directions in development thought and policy, this new edition of a classic text examines what has been learned theoretically and empirically about agricultural and rural economic development since the 1950s.   More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 10/22/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 632
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Extensively revised to reflect the new directions in development thought and policy, this new edition of a classic text examines what has been learned theoretically and empirically about agricultural and rural economic development since the 1950s. With 24 of the 35 chapters completely new, the book takes into account recent developments in international agricultural development, especially as these affected the role of the state, markets, and other institutions in development. The authors address three basic questions about agricultural development in low- and middle-income countries: What are the strategic roles of agriculture in national development strategies? How can the agrarian transformation be accelerated? How can rural economic development be promoted to generate jobs and reduce poverty in rural areas? In addressing these questions, the authors deal with topics such as market failures, food insecurity, rural poverty, environmental degradation, income and asset inequality, fiscally sustainable organizations, the changing roles of the public and private sector in research, and input and output marketing systems. Four case studies (China, Indonesia, Colombia, and Sub-Saharan Africa) examine how different countries struggle with these issues as they restructure their basic economic institutions. Praise for previous editions: "A welcome addition to the literature on agricultural development... with a wide coverage of its major considerations." -- Canadian Journal of Development Studies "Presents the views of leading scholars on major theoretical and policy issues concerning agriculture's role in the Third World economies." -- Abstracts of Development Studies

Preface
The Challenge
Introduction
Agricultural Development Ideas in Historical Perspective
Agriculture and Food Needs to 2025
Foreign Aid and Agriculture-Led Development
Historical and Theoretical Perspectives
Introduction
Economic Performance through Time
Community, Market, and State
Markets, Market Failures, and Development
The Agricultural Transformation
Agriculture on the Road to Industrialization
Models of Agricultural Development
Induced Innovation Model of Agricultural Development
Policy Perspectives
Introduction
The Macroeconomics of Food and Agriculture
The Case for Trade Liberalization
The Plundering of Agriculture in Developing Countries
The Political Framework for Agricultural Policy Decisions
Food, Economics, and Entitlements
Agricultural Transformation and Rural Economic Development
Introduction
Learning from Experience
Agricultural Development: Transforming Human Capital, Technology, and Institutions
Agricultural and Rural Development: Painful Lessons
The Peasant in Economic Modernization
Institutional and Human Capital
Reflections on Land Reform and Farm Size
Investing in People
Projects for Women: Explaining Their Misbehavior
Agricultural Extension in the Twenty-first Century
How Do Market Failures Justify Interventions in Rural Credit Markets?
Microfinance: The Paradigm Shift from Credit Delivery to Sustainable Financial Intermediation
Micro and Small Enterprises and the Rural Poor
Technology Development and Sustainability
Constraints on the Design of Sustainable Systems of Agricultural Production
African Agriculture: Productivity and Sustainability Issues
Maintaining Productivity Gains in Post-Green Revolution Asian Agriculture
Confronting the Ecological Consequences of the Rice Green Revolution in Tropical Asia
Choice of Technique in Rice Milling on Java
Lessons from Economies in Transition
Introduction
Agricultural Development and Reform in China
The Role of Agriculture in Indonesia's Development
Zimbabwe's Maize Revolution: Insights for Closing Africa's Food Gap
Path-dependent Policy Reforms: From Land Reform to Rural Development in Colombia
Agricultural Reform in Central and Eastern Europe
Name Index
Subject Index

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