Economics of agricultural development : world food systems and resource use / George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang, William A. Masters.

Author
Norton, George W. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Routledge, 2006.
Description
448 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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"Economics of Agricultural Development examines the causes, severity, and effects of persistent poverty, rapid population growth, and malnutrition in developing countries. It discusses potential solutions to these problems, and considers the implications of globalization for agriculture, poverty, and the environment."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
Pt. 1. Dimensions of world food and development problems -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Hunger and malnutrition -- 3. Economics of food demand -- 4. Population -- Pt. 2. Development theories and the role of agriculture -- 5. Economic transformation and growth -- 6. Development theory and growth strategies -- Pt. 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 -- Pt. 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 -- Pt. 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.
ISBN
  • 0415770459
  • 0415770467 (pbk.)
OCLC
71244982
RCP
C - S

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