International Agricultural Development

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Carl K. Eicher, John M. Staatz
JHU Press, Nov 20, 1998 - Business & Economics - 615 pages

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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Contents

Introduction
3
Agriculture and Food Needs to 2025
39
Foreign Aid and AgricultureLed Development
55
Part II
69
Economic Performance through Time
78
Community Market and State
90
Markets Market Failures and Development
103
The Agricultural Transformation
113
Reflections on Land Reform and Farm Size
316
Investing in People
329
Explaining Their Misbehavior
339
Agricultural Extension in the Twentyfirst Century
354
How Do Market Failures Justify Interventions in Rural
370
The Paradigm Shift from Credit Delivery
390
Micro and Small Enterprises and the Rural Poor
416
Constraints on the Design of Sustainable Systems
431

Agriculture on the Road to Industrialization
136
Models of Agricultural Development
155
Induced Innovation Model of Agricultural Development
163
Introduction
181
The Macroeconomics of Food and Agriculture
187
The Case for Trade Liberalization
212
The Plundering of Agriculture in Developing Countries
226
The Political Framework for Agricultural Policy Decisions
234
Food Economics and Entitlements
240
AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AND RURAL
257
Transforming Human Capital
271
Painful Lessons
287
The Peasant in Economic Modernization
300
Productivity and Sustainability Issues
444
Maintaining Productivity Gains in PostGreen Revolution
458
Confronting the Ecological Consequences of the Rice Green
474
Choice of Technique in Rice Milling on Java
494
Introduction
515
Agricultural Development and Reform in China
523
The Role of Agriculture in Indonesias Development
539
Insights for Closing Africas
550
From Land Reform to Rural
571
Agricultural Reform in Central and Eastern Europe
586
Name Index
603
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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.

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