Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World : Challenges and Opportunities, Paperback / softback Book

Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World : Challenges and Opportunities Paperback / softback

Edited by Prabhu (Cornell University, USA) Pingali, Gershon (International Food Policy Research Institute, USA) Feder

Part of the Earthscan Food and Agriculture series

Description

Rapid structural transformation and urbanization are transforming agriculture and food production in rural areas across the world.

This textbook provides a comprehensive review and assessment of the multi-faceted nature of agriculture and rural development, particularly in the developing world, where the greatest challenges occur.

It is designed around five thematic parts: Agricultural Intensification and Technical Change; Political Economy of Agricultural Policies; Community and Rural Institutions; Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health; and Future Relevance of International Institutions.

Each chapter presents a detailed but accessible review of the literature on the specific topic and discusses the frontiers in research and institutional changes needed as societies adapt to the transformation processes.

All authors are eminent scholars with international reputations, who have been actively engaged in the contemporary debates around agricultural development and rural transformation.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 380 pages, 37 Line drawings, black and white; 48 Tables, black and white; 85 Illustrations, black an
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Development studies
  • ISBN: 9781138231825

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