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TitleAgriculture and rural development in a globalizing world : challenges and opportunities
Author edited by Prabhu Pingali and Gershon Feder
ImprintLondon ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Descript xxiii, 380 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


"Rapid structural transformation and urbanization are transforming agriculture and food production in rural areas across the world. This textbook provides a comprehensive review and assessment of the multi-faceted nature of agriculture and rural development, particularly in the developing world where the greatest challenges occur." -- Provided by publisher


Part I : Agricultural intensification and technical change -- Modern agricultural technology adoption in sub-Saharan Africa : a four-country analysis / Gershon Feder and Sara Savastano -- Revisiting the farm size-productivity relationship : new evidence from sub-Saharan African countries / Pasquale Lucio Scandizzo and Sara Savastano -- From land grabs to land development : the past and potential of private investment in frontier agriculture / Derek Byerlee, William A. Masters, and Daniel S. Robinson -- Staples production : efficient "subsistence" smallholders are key to poverty reduction, development, and trade / Michael Lipton -- Part 2 : Political economy of agricultural policies -- Transforming african economies and the evolving structure of african agriculture / Johann Kirsten and Frikkie Liebenberg -- Origins and some empirical tests of theories of agricultural evolution / John Murray Mcintire -- Toward more evidence-based decision-making in the land sector : can it help to close implementation gaps? / Klaus Deininger -- Food price changes, domestic price insulation, and poverty (when all policymakers want to be above average) / Kym Anderson, William J. Martin, and Maros Ivanic -- Institutional constraints and options for expanding the biotechnology revolution in developing countries / Greg Traxler -- Part 3 : Community and rural institutions -- Beyond hype : another look at index-based agricultural insurance / Peter Hazell and Ulrich Hess -- Beyond water markets : second-best water allocation policy? / Mark W. Rosegrant, Man Li, and Wenchao Xu -- Reflections on community-driven development / Jacomina de Regt -- Part 4 : Agriculture, nutrition, and health -- Agricultural change and health and nutrition in emerging economies / Joachim von Braun -- Understanding the multidimensional nature of the malnutrition problem in India / Prabhu Pingali and Tanvi Rao -- Part 5 : Future relevance of international institutions -- Structural transformation and the transition from concessional assistance to commercial flows : the past and possible future contributions of the world bank / Uma Lele, Sambuddha Goswami, and Gianluigi Nico -- The relevance of the CGIAR in a modernizing world : or has it been reformed ad infinitum into dysfunctionality? / Alex F. Mccalla

Agriculture -- Research -- Developing countries Rural development -- Developing countries Agricultural innovations -- Developing countries

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