Economic Development and Agricultural Productivity
Amit Bhaduri, Rune Skarstein
Edward Elgar, Jan 1, 1997 - Business & Economics - 284 pages
'This is a thought-provoking book worthy of the attention of all professionals working with issues of agricultural development in developing countries.' - Pierre Crosson, Resources for the Future, US 'For the development researcher or practitioner the main new insights afforded by this book are likely to be the two main chapters on the history of agricultural change in the now industrialised countries, since this may be unfamiliar territory to such readers.' - Frank Ellis, the Economic Journal This important book challenges conventional development theory by addressing not only technological but also socio-economic factors influencing low agricultural productivity in the developing world.
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HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PRODUCTIVITY
New estimates on agricultural productivity and yields
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aggregate agrarian agricul agricultural growth agricultural productivity agricultural revolution average Bairoch Bhaduri biotechnology capital capitalist cent century changes coefficients commercial costs crop authorities cultivation customary decline developed countries ductivity ecological ecological economics economic effects elasticities energy Europe export family labour farmers farms feddans fertilizer feudal genetic Green Revolution hectare higher holdings impact implies important improved incentives income increase India industrial infrastructure inputs institutions investment irrigation labour force labour productivity land productivity land reform landlords latifundia Latin America less maize modern natural capital neoliberal non-agricultural output peasantry peasants period plant political population production relations productivity growth region result rice rich peasants sector seeds smallholders social social-property relations strategy structure sustainable Table Tanzania tenants terms of trade tractors tural Upper Egypt variables villages wage wage labour wheat workers World Bank yields