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Economics of agricultural development : world food systems and resource use

Author: George W Norton; Jeffrey R Alwang; William A Masters
Publisher: London, UK : Routledge, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Persistent problems with poverty, rapid population growth and malnutrition in many developing countries are among the most serious issues facing the world today. This book examines the causes, severity and effects of these problems, as well as potential solutions. The authors consider the implications of globalization of goods, services and capital for agriculture, poverty and the environment; and identify linkages  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Norton, George W.
Economics of agricultural development
(OCoLC)796955743
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George W Norton; Jeffrey R Alwang; William A Masters
ISBN: 9781134710225 1134710224
OCLC Number: 881183571
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 448 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Part 1 Dimensions of World Food and Development Problems; 1 --
Introduction; 2 --
Hunger and Malnutrition; 3 --
Economics of Food Demand; 4 --
Population; Part 2 Development Theories and the Role of Agriculture; 5 --
Economic Transformation and Growth; 6 --
Development Theory and Growth Strategies; Part 3 Agricultural Systems and Resource Use; 7 --
Agriculture in Traditional Societies; 8 --
Agricultural Systems and their Determinants; 9 --
Resource Use and Sustainability; 10 --
Human Resources, Family Structure, and Gender Roles. Part 4 Getting Agriculture Moving11 --
Theories and Strategies for Agricultural Development; 12 --
Research, Extension, and Education; 13 --
Land and Labor Markets; 14 --
Input and Credit Markets; 15 --
Pricing Policies and Marketing Systems; Part 5 Agricultural Development in an Interdependent World; 16 --
Agriculture and International Trade; 17 --
Trade Policies, Negotiations, and Agreements; 18 --
Macroeconomic Policies and Agricultural Development; 19 --
Capital Flows and Foreign Assistance; 20 --
Lessons and Perspectives; Glossary of Selected Terms; Author Index; Subject Index.
Responsibility: George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang, William A. Masters.

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