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Success in Agricultural Transformation.

Author: Isabelle Tsakok
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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Isabelle Tsakok looks for patterns common to cases of successful agricultural transformation and then tests them against other cases.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tsakok, Isabelle.
Success in Agricultural Transformation.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Isabelle Tsakok
ISBN: 9781139116411 113911641X
OCLC Number: 769341843
Notes: VI. III. Is Patronage Politics a Key Factor Undermining Smallholder Agriculture?
Description: 1 online resource (424 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures and Table page; Preface; Acknowledgments; Summary; Introduction; PART ONE THE MANY FACES OF AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION IN AN INDUSTRIALIZING WORLD AND WHAT IT MEANS; Introduction to Part One; I. THE INDUSTRIALIZED WORLD; I.I. England's Agriculture in the 18th and 19th Centuries; I. II. Japan's Agriculture from the Meiji Restoration (1868-1912) to the 1960s, When Its Industrialization Took Off; I. III. American Agriculture from the Mid-19th to the 20th Century; II. THE DEVELOPING WORLD; Introduction. SECTION A: COUNTRIES WIDELY RECOGNIZED AS HAVING BEEN HIGH PERFORMERSII. I Ireland; II. II. Portugal; II. III. The Republic of Korea; II. IV. Taiwan, China; SECTION B: SELECTED DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WITH SUBSTANTIAL BUT UNEVEN PROGRESS TOWARD INDUSTRIAL STATUS AND BROAD-BASED WEALTH; Introduction; II. V. India; II. VI. The People's Republic of China; II. VII. Indonesia; II. VIII. Malaysia; II. IX. Tunisia; II. X. Brazil; II. XI. Chile; SECTION C: REVIEW OF SELECTED QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENTS OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF AGRICULTURE TO OVERALL GROWTH AND POVERTY REDUCTION. SECTION D: IS SUCCESS IN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION IMPORTANT FOR OVERALL DEVELOPMENT? WHAT WE LEARN FROM THIS SELECTIVE REVIEWPART TWO SUCCESS IN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION: WHAT MAKES IT HAPPEN?; Introduction to Part Two; III. NECESSARY CONDITIONS; Introduction; III. I. Canada; III. II. Australia; III. III. New Zealand; IV. NECESSARY BUT NOT SUFFICIENT CONDITIONS?; Introduction; IV. I. Ireland; IV. II. Portugal; V. MISSING CONDITIONS; Introduction; V.I. Condition 1: A Stable Framework of Macroeconomic and Political Stability-The Central and Local Governments Are Able to Enforce Peace and Order. V. II. Condition 2: An Effective Technology-Transfer System --
Research and Extension Messages Reach the Majority of FarmersV. III. Condition 3: Access to Lucrative Markets -The Majority of Farmers Face Expanding Markets of Paying Customers; To Them, Investing in Agricultural and Rural Production Is Good Business; V. IV. Condition 4: An Ownership System, Including a System of Usufruct Rights That Rewards Individual Initiative and Toil --
It Is Feasible for Farm/Rural Families to Gain Monetarily from Risk Taking and Hard Work. V.V. Condition 5: Employment-Creating Non-agricultural Sectors --
As Agriculture Becomes More Productive, It Must Shed Labor, Which Unless Absorbed in Non-farm Jobs That Pay as Well as Agriculture Would Simply Constitute Exporting Farm Poverty to Other SectorsVI. THE PUBLIC FOUNDATIONS OF PRIVATE AGRICULTURE; Introduction; VI. I. Prevailing Insights into What Gets Smallholder Agriculture Moving and Why They Have Been Largely Disregarded; VI. II. Political Economy Explanations: Alternative Theories of Governments' Neglect of Smallholder Agriculture.

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Isabelle Tsakok looks for patterns common to cases of successful agricultural transformation and then tests them against other cases.

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