International Agricultural Development (The Johns Hopkins Studies in Development 3rd Revised edition)

International Agricultural Development (The Johns Hopkins Studies in Development 3rd Revised edition)

By: John M. Staatz (editor), Carl K. Eicher (editor)Paperback

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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.

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Carl Eicher is the University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University. John M. Staatz is a professor n the Department of Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University.


Contents: Preface Part I - The Challenge Introduction Agricultural Development Ideas in Historical Perspective John M. Staatz and Carl K. Eicher Agricultural and Foods Needs to 2025 Alex F. McCalla Foreign Aid and Agriculture-Led Development John W. Mellor Part II - Historical and Theoretical Perspectives Introduction Economic Performance through Time Douglass C. North Community, Market, and State Yujiro Hayami Markets, Market Failures, and Development Joseph E. Stiglitz The Agricultural Transformation C. Peter Timmer Agriculture on the Road to Industrialization John W. Mellor Models of Agricultural Development Vernon W. Ruttan Induced Innovation Model of Agricultural Development Vernon W. Ruttan and Yujiro Hayami Part III - Policy Perspectives Introduction The Macroeconomics of Food and Agriculture C. Peter Timmer The Case for Trade Liberalization Rudiger Dornbusch The Plundering of Agriculture in Developing Countries Maurice Schiff and Alberto Valdes The Political Framework for Agricultural Policy Decisions Robert H. Bates Food, Economics, and Entitlements Anartya Sen Part IV - Agricultural Transformation and Rural Economic Development Introduction Learning from Experience Agricultural Development: Transforming Human Capital, Technology, and Institutions James T. Bonnen Agricultural and Rural Development: Painful Lessons Hans P. Binswanger The Peasant in Economic Modernization Yujiro Hayami Institutional and Human Capital Reflections on Land Reform and Farm Size Hans P. Binswanger and Miranda Elgin Investing in People Theodore W. Schultz Projects for Women: Explaining Their Misbehavior Mayra Buvini Agricultural Extension in the Twenty-first Century Charles H. Antholt How Do Market Failures Justify Interventions in Rural Credit Markets? Timothy J. Besley Microfinance: The Paradigm Shift form Credit Delivery to Sustainable Financial Intermediation Marguerite S. Robinson Micro and Small Enterprises and the Rural Poor Carl Liedholm Technology Development and Sustainability Constraints on the Design of Sustainable Systems of Agricultural Production Vernon W. Ruttan African Agriculture: Productivity and Sustainability Issues Thomas Reardon Maintaining Productivity Gains in Post- Green Revolution Asian Agriculture Michael Morris and Derek Byerlee Confronting the Ecological Consequences of the Rice Green Revolution in Tropical Asia Prabhu L. Pingali Choice of Technique in Rice Milling on Java C. Peter Timmer, with a comment by William L. Collier, Jusuf Colter, Sinarhadi, and Robert d'A. Shaw and a reply by C. Peter Timmer Past V - Lessons from Economies in Transition Introduction Agricultural Development and Reform in China Justin Yifu Lin The Role of Agriculture in Indonesia's Development C. Peter Timmer Zimbabwe's Maize Revoluion: Insights for Closing Africa's Food Gap. Carl K. Eicher and Bernard Kupfuma Path-dependent Policy Reforms: From Land Reform to Rural Development in Columbia Alain de Janvry and Elizabeth Sadoulet Agricultrual Reform in Central and Eastern Europe Johan F.M. Swinnen Name Index Subject Index

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  • publication date: 22/10/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780801858796
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 636
  • ID: 9780801858796
  • weight: 921
  • ISBN10: 0801858798
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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