The Economics of Agricultural Development: World Food Systems and Resource Use / Edition 1

The Economics of Agricultural Development: World Food Systems and Resource Use / Edition 1

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

ISBN-10: 0415770467

ISBN-13: 9780415770460

Pub. Date: 09/19/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Focusing on the role that agriculture can play in improving economic and nutritional wellbeing and how that role might be enhanced, this book is essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415770460
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/19/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Poverty, Hunger and Nutitition 3. Economics of Food Demand 4. Population 5. Economic Transformation and Growth 6. Development Theories and Growth Strategies 7. Traditional Agriculture 8. Agricultural Systems and their Determinants 9. Climate Change 10. The Natural Resource Base 11. Human Resources, Family Structure and Gender 12. Theories and Strategies for Agricultural Development 13. Agricultural Research 14. Land and Labour Markets 15. Input and Credit markets 16. Pricing Policies and Marketing Systems 17. Trade Policies, Negotiations and Agreements 18. Macroeconomic Policies and International Development 19. Capital Flows and Foreign Assistance 20. Lessons and Perspectives

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