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Economics of Agricultural Development

Economics of Agricultural Development - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415770460

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Economics of Agricultural Development - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415770460

George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang and William A. Masters

ISBN13: 978-0415770460
ISBN10: 0415770467
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

Persistent problems with poverty, rapid population growth and malnutrition in many developing countries are among the most serious issues facing the world today. This book examines the causes, severity and effects of these problems, as well as potential solutions.

The authors consider the implications of globalization of goods, services and capital for agriculture, poverty and the environment; and identify linkages in the world food system, stressing how agricultural and economic situations in poor countries affect industrialized nations and vice versa. The focus is on the role that agriculture can play in improving economic and nutritional wellbeing and how that role might be enhanced.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Dimensions of World Food and Development Problems

1. Introduction
2. Hunger and Malnutrition
3. Economics of Food Demand
4. Population

Part 2: Development Theories and the Role of Agriculture

5. Economic Transformation and Growth
6. Development Theory and Growth Strategies

Part 3: Agricultural Systems and Resource Use

7. Agriculture in Traditional Societies
8. Agricultural Systems and Their Determinants
9. Resource Use and Sustainability
10. Human Resources, Family Structure and Gender Roles

Part 4: Getting Agriculture Moving

11. Theories and Strategies for Agricultural Development
12. Research, Extension, and Education
13. Land and Labor Markets
14. Input and Credit Markets
15. Pricing Policies and Marketing Systems

Part 5: Agricultural Development in an Interdependent World

16. Agriculture and International Trade
17. Trade Policies, Negotiations and Agreements
18. Macroeconomic Policies and Agricultural Development
19. Capital Flows and Foreign Assistance
20. Lessons and Perspectives

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