Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World

Challenges and Opportunities

Author: Prabhu Pingali,Gershon Feder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315314045

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

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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.

India in a Globalising World

Some Aspects of Macroeconomy, Agriculture, and Poverty : Essays in Honour of C.H. Hanumantha Rao

Author: Rokkam Radhakrishna,C. H. Hanumantha Rao,S. K. Rao,K. Subbarao,S. Mahendra Dev

Publisher: Academic Foundation

ISBN: 9788171885169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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Chennamaneni H. Hanumantha Rao, b. 1929, Indian economist; revised version of papers presented at a seminar held at Hyderabad, during 16-17 November 2004.

Gender and Rural Globalization

International Perspectives on Gender and Rural Development

Author: Jose Quero-Garcia,Amy Iezzoni,Joanna Pulawska,Gregory A Lang

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780646259

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 6058

This book explores how rural gender relations are changing in a globalizing world that fundamentally impacts on the structure of agricultural life in rural areas and urban-rural relations. It analyses the development of rural gender relations in specific places around the world and looks into the effects of the increasing connectivity and mobility of people across places. The themes covered are: gender and mobility, gender and agriculture, Gender and rural politics, rurality and Gender identity and women and international development. Each theme has an overview of the state of the art in that specific thematic area and integrates the case-studies that follow.

Globalization and Agriculture

Redefining Unequal Development

Author: Antônio Márcio Buainain,Miguel Rocha de Sousa,Zander Navarro

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498542271

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

View: 3720

This book provides a detailed analysis of recent agricultural development in selected countries of Latin America, Africa, and Asia within the context of globalization. It reveals the different and often contradictory facets of globalization in terms of social and economic benefits, and also its consequences on agricultural and rural development.

E-Agriculture and Rural Development: Global Innovations and Future Prospects

Global Innovations and Future Prospects

Author: Maumbe, Blessing

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466626860

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 310

View: 8462

"This book is a comprehensive collection of research on the emerging trends and advances in the global application of information and communication technology use in agriculture and rural development"--Provided by publisher.

Natural Disasters and Development in a Globalizing World

Author: Mark Pelling

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415279581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 6121

The number of humanitarian disasters triggered by a natural hazard has doubled every decade since the 1960s. At the same time, the global economic growth rate per capita is twice its 1960s value. Does this mean economic growth is independent of the impacts of natural disaster? Natural Disaster and Development in a Globalizing World is the first book to acknowledge the full implications of globalization for disaster and development. The contributors to this book fully examine: global processes and how they might affect disaster risk at the global scale. links between international issues - such as diplomatic relations, the growth of non-governmental organizations and the health of the international insurance industry - and disaster risk the interaction of these large scale forces with local conditions through case study analysis of individual disaster events. In his revealing work, author Pelling makes clear the links between global scale processes and local experiences of disaster, and underlies the difficulty of attributing blame for individual disasters on specific global pressures. He argues that action to reduce disaster must be coordinated at the local, national and global scales and that there is a need for greater integration across the physical and social sciences. In this context, the human rights agenda is seen as a way of moving disaster reduction efforts forward.

International Agricultural Development

Author: Carl K. Eicher,John M. Staatz

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801858796

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 615

View: 893

Other topics include 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, input delivery systems, marketing and low rates of agricultural growth in much of sub-Saharan Africa.

Science for Agriculture and Rural Development in Low-income Countries

Author: Reimund Roetter,Herman van Keulen,Marijke Kuiper,J. Verhagen,H. H. van Laar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402066171

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 220

View: 1485

Facing new challenges with respect to sustainable agriculture and rural development strategies for low-income countries, related to global environmental change and globalization of markets, an interdisciplinary Wageningen University and Research Centre group set out to draw lessons from the DLO-IC projects of the last eight years. In discussing the way ahead and a future agenda, a number of major research challenges, as well as policy questions are outlined.

Structural Transformation and Rural Change Revisited

Challenges for Late Developing Countries in a Globalizing World

Author: Bruno Losch,Sandrine Freguin-Gresh,Eric Thomas White

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821395130

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 5225

Based on new evidence from in-depth field surveys, this book addresses the unique situation of countries that remain deeply engaged in agriculture, and proposes a set of policy orientations which could facilitate the process of rural change.

The Family Farm in a Globalizing World

The Role of Crop Science in Alleviating Poverty

Author: Michael Lipton

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 0896296547

Category: Social Science

Page: 29

View: 8287

References p. 25-28.

Globalization and the Developing Countries

Emerging Strategies for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation

Author: David Bigman

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845933338

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 8235

The objective of this book is to review the impact of globalization on a number of issues. Key issues highlighted include: the high risk or producing traditional commodity crops for export; and the removal of many non-tariff trade barriers, which threaten the livelihoods of many farmers.

Villages in the Future

Crops, Jobs and Livelihood

Author: Detlef Virchow,Joachim von Braun

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540424673

Category: Political Science

Page: 410

View: 8830

Life in rural communities is bound to change with historically unprecedented speed in the coming decades. How will this change be guided by local, national and global policies in order to enhance the livelihoods of rural inhabitants and to overcome the growing division of rural and urban areas? The contributions in this publication, ranging from scientific papers to short reports from practitioners, are grouped around 4 major themes: political and institutional frameworks to foster rural development; natural resources management; broadening the technological base of rural economies; and improved linkages between urban and rural areas. The overall message is unanimous: there is a promising future for the rural areas worldwide if adequate policies can be enforced and more efficient and fair institutions can be created.

Inequality and Poverty in China in the Age of Globalization

Author: Azizur Rahman Khan,Carl Riskin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195350418

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 2114

China's explosive economic growth since 1988 has not resulted in an equal increase of income among all Chinese citizens. The authors explore a range of reasons for the disparity and base their conclusions on strong empirical evidence--especially the 1996 survey conducted by the State Statistical Bureau.

Agriculture and Development

Author: Gudrun Kochendörfer-Lucius,Boris Pleskovic

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821371282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

View: 8707

The book highlights proceedings from the Berlin 2008: Agriculture and Development conference held in preparation for the World Development Report 2008.

Nachhaltigkeitsökonomik

Eine Einführung

Author: Peter Bartelmus

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365803131X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 981

Das Buch führt ein in das zunehmend wichtige Feld ​der ökonomischen Nachhaltigkeit und verbindet verschiedene Disziplinen: Umweltwissenschaft, Umweltökonomie und Wirtschaftsökonomie sowie Wachstumstheorien. Da Nachhaltigkeit verschiedene Lesarten hat, verfolgt der Autor zwei Intentionen: eine Systematik in Maßnahmen, Modelle und Management der Nachhaltigkeit zu bringen sowie den Zugang zu diesem komplexen, interdisziplinären Thema zu erleichtern. Das Buch schließt eine Lücke zwischen den Disziplinen und wird damit zum wichtigsten Ratgeber derzeit, um die aktuellen Konzepte zu verstehen und anzuwenden. Als Lehrbuch konzipiert, ist es auch für gesellschaftlich Interessierte geschrieben. Zahlreiche, eigen erstellte Illustrationen visualisieren die Ausführungen.

Peasants and Globalization

Political Economy, Agrarian Transformation and Development

Author: A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi,Cristóbal Kay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134064640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 3054

In 2007, for the first time in human history, a majority of the world’s population lived in cities. However, on a global scale, poverty overwhelmingly retains a rural face. This book assembles an unparalleled group of internationally-eminent scholars in the field of rural development and social change in order to explore historical and contemporary processes of agrarian change and transformation and their consequent impact upon the livelihoods, poverty and well-being of those who live in the countryside. The book provides a critical analysis of the extent to which rural development trajectories have in the past and are now promoting a change in rural production processes, the accumulation of rural resources, and shifts in rural politics, and the implications of such trajectories for peasant livelihoods and rural workers in an era of globalization. Peasants and Globalization thus explores continuity and change in the debate on the ‘agrarian question’, from its early formulation in the late 19th century to the continuing relevance it has in our times, including chapters from Terence Byres, Amiya Bagchi, Ellen Wood, Farshad Araghi, Henry Bernstein, Saturnino M Borras, Ray Kiely, Michael Watts and Philip McMichael. Collectively, the contributors argue that neoliberal social and economic policies have, in deepening the market imperative governing the contemporary world food system, not only failed to tackle to underlying causes of rural poverty but have indeed deepened the agrarian crisis currently confronting the livelihoods of peasant farmers and rural workers. This crisis does not go unchallenged, as rural social movements have emerged, for the first time, on a transnational scale. Confronting development policies that are unable to reduce, let alone eliminate, rural poverty, transnational rural social movements are attempting to construct a more just future for the world’s farmers and rural workers.

Fostering Global Well-being

A New Paradigm to Revitalize Agricultural and Rural Development

Author: David D. Bathrick

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 089629630X

Category: Social Science

Page: 27

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This paper, describes the almost revolutionary changes that have taken place in the economic arena in recent years. This is story of paradigm shift, where government-led growth we see now. The emergence of the market in the context of globalizaction has meant the reduction of biases against agriculture, an amphases on flexible responses in the production of goods and services, strengthened links between local, national, and international economies, greater integration of different sectors of the economy, and increased importance of the private sector.

Environment and Sustainability in a Globalizing World

Author: Andrea J. Nightingale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317501829

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 2282

From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this student-friendly text follows a two-pronged approach to help readers understand the globalizing processes relating to environment and sustainability, which are examined in a range of disciplines, including environmental studies, geography, global studies, political science, international affairs, comparative politics, and other disciplines. First, it presents foundational material that gives students the conceptual underpinnings required for rigorous analysis. Following the Introduction and Overview, Part One presents a brief historical overview of the concerns revolving around environmental sustainability in the modern era. The text then covers key concepts and theoretical constructs that define the global context for sustainable environmental practices, such as the key thinkers and theories pertaining to sustainable environmental practice, and the key international agencies and treaties involved in global discussions. The first part then explores the various models and ways to measure sustainability, the range of environmental domains at play in the sustainability dialogue, and the controversies surrounding them. Part Two employs case studies to examine theory and practice at work in particular situations. The case studies have been selected with an eye toward comprehensiveness of coverage across disciplines and across regions.