Agriculture's Contributions to Economic and Social Development
Randy Stringer () and
Prabhu Pingali Additional contact information Randy Stringer: Agricultural and Development Economics Division of The Food and Agriculture Organization
Prabhu Pingali: Agricultural and Development Economics Division of The Food and Agriculture Organization
This inaugural edition of e-JADE presents a set of seven articles that shed new light on one of the oldest issues addressed by agricultural economists: How does agriculture contribute to economic and social development? These e-JADE articles argue that investments in agriculture contribute to more than increases in production. With the proper policies and incentives, agricultural sector investments improve food security, lower rural and urban poverty, reduce inequality and enhance environmental outcomes.