Agricultural Development and Economic Transformation: Promoting Growth with Poverty Reduction (Palgrave Studies in Agricultural Economics and Food Pol

Agricultural Development and Economic Transformation: Promoting Growth with Poverty Reduction (Palgrave Studies in Agricultural Economics and Food Pol

By: John W. Mellor (author)Paperback

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This book examines the role of agriculture in the economic transformation of developing low- and middle-income countries and explores means for accelerating agricultural growth and poverty reduction. In this volume, Mellor measures by household class the employment impact of alternative agricultural growth rates and land tenure systems, and impact on cereal consumption and food security. The book provides detailed analysis of each element of agricultural modernization, emphasizing the central role of government in accelerated growth in private sector dominated agriculture. The book differs from the bulk of current conventional wisdom in its placement of the non-poor small commercial farmer at the center of growth, and explains how growth translates into poverty reduction. This new book is a follow up to Mellor's classic, prize-winning text, The Economics of Agricultural Development. Listed as a Best Books of 2017: Economics by Financial Times.

About Author

John W. Mellor is Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, USA, and President of John Mellor Associates, Inc., a policy consulting firm. He was previously Professor of Agricultural Economics, Economics and Asian Studies; Associate Director and Acting Director of the Center for International Studies, Cornell University; Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute; and Chief Economist of the United States Agency for International Development. He was the recipient of the Wihuri Prize (Finland) and the Presidential Award (The Reagan White House, USA) for efforts to alleviate hunger, and he is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Agricultural Economics Association.


1. IntroductionPart 1- Agriculture and the Economic Transformation2. The Economic Transformation3. Measuring the Impact of Agricultural Growth on the Economic Transformation4. Poverty, Food Security, and Nutrition5. Capital Formation and the Exchange RatePart II- Traditional Agriculture6. The Farm, the Farmer, and Labor Supply7. Land and Land Tenure9. Physical Infrastructure10. Education and Health11. Prices and Price Policy12. Research and Extension13. Purchased Inputs14. Finance for the Small Commercial Farmer15. Cities, Consumption, and Marketing Dynamics16. The Role of Foreign Aid17. Conclusion

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783319652580
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 259
  • ID: 9783319652580
  • weight: 4277
  • ISBN10: 3319652583
  • translations: English
  • language of text: English
  • edition: 1st ed. 2017

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