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Economic development and agricultural productivity

Author: Amit Bhaduri; Rune Skarstein; Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. Centre for Environment and Development.
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Lyme, US : Edward Elgar Pub., ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Economic development and agricultural productivity.
Cheltenham, UK ; Lyme, US : Edward Elgar Pub., ©1997
(OCoLC)654979504
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amit Bhaduri; Rune Skarstein; Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. Centre for Environment and Development.
ISBN: 185898615X 9781858986159
OCLC Number: 36783772
Notes: Papers from an international conference held at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, 6th-8th June 1995 which was organized by the Centre for Environment and Development at the NTNU>
Description: xii, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Historical Perspectives on Productivity in Agriculture. 1. Property relations and the growth of agricultural productivity in late medieval and early modern Europe / Robert Brenner --
Comment / Lars Magnusson. 2. New estimates on agricultural productivity and yields of developed countries, 1800-1990 / Paul Bairoch --
Comment / Mats Morell --
pt. II. The Role of the Price Mechanism in Relation to the Agricultural Sector. 3. Trade liberalization, the terms of trade and agricultural growth: the example of India / Servaas Storm --
Comment / Jan Otto Andersson. 4. Farm prices and agricultural production --
an empirical study in 20 Indian districts / Hans-Bernd Schafer --
Comment / Ranjula Bali --
pt. III. Stagnation and Growth in Agricultural Productivity: The Influence of Class Relations and the Role of the State. 5. Productivity, production relations and class efficiency: illustrations from Indian agriculture / Amit Bhaduri --
Comment / Staffan Lindberg. 6. Obstacles to increasing sustainable agricultural productivity in Latin America / Solon L. Barraclough --
Comment / Cristobal Kay --
7. Class differentiation and the evolution of agrarian relations in rural Egypt in the liberal era (1975-1990) / Mahmoud Abdel-Fadil --
Comment / Graham Dyer --
8. Land tenure, state-peasant relations and productivity in Tanzanian agriculture / Kjell J. Havnevik and Rune Skarstein --
Comment / Phil Raikes --
pt. IV. Ecological Sustainability of Agricultural Productivity Growth. 9. The measurement of agricultural productivity --
an issue in environmental history / Juan Martinez-Alier. 10. Biotechnology and agricultural productivity: changing the rules of the game? / Lawrence Busch --
Comment / N. Shanmugaratnam.
Responsibility: edited by Amit Bhaduri, Rune Skarstein.
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'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, Read more...

 
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