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Agricultural development: New perspectives in a changing world

Keijiro Otsuka () and Shenggen Fan ()

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Abstract: Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World is the first comprehensive exploration of key emerging issues facing developing-country agriculture today, from rapid urbanization to rural transformation to climate change. In this four-part volume, top experts offer the latest research in the field of agricultural development. Using new lenses to examine today’s biggest challenges, contributors address topics such as nutrition and health, gender and household decision-making, agrifood value chains, natural resource management, and political economy. The book also covers most developing regions, providing a critical global perspective at a time when many pressing challenges extend beyond national borders. Tying all this together, Agricultural Development explores policy options and strategies for developing sustainable agriculture and reducing food insecurity and malnutrition. The changing global landscape combined with new and better data, technologies, and understanding means that agriculture can and must contribute to a wider range of development outcomes than ever before, including reducing poverty, ensuring adequate nutrition, creating strong food value chains, improving environmental sustainability, and promoting gender equity and equality. Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World, with its unprecedented breadth and scope, will be an indispensable resource for the next generation of policymakers, researchers, and students dedicated to improving agriculture for global wellbeing.

Keywords: ASIA; EAST ASIA; SOUTH ASIA; AFRICA; AFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA; CENTRAL AFRICA; EAST AFRICA; NORTH AFRICA; SOUTHERN AFRICA; WEST AFRICA; LATIN AMERICA; CARIBBEAN; CENTRAL ASIA; EUROPE; WORLD; agricultural development; agriculture; policies; agricultural policies; nutrition; food security; developing countries; water; natural resources; agricultural insurance; trade; gender; credit; households; rural areas; value chains; poverty; urban areas; urbanization; food systems; agricultural transformation; agricultural growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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Ch 1 Agricultural development in a changing world , pp 3-34 Downloads
Keijiro Otsuka and Shenggen Fan
Ch 2 Global issues in agricultural development , pp 35-78 Downloads
Mark W. Rosegrant, Shenggen Fan and Keijiro Otsuka
Ch 3 Changing farm size and agricultural development in East Asia , pp 79-110 Downloads
Futoshi Yamauchi, Jikun Huang and Keijiro Otsuka
Ch 4 Agricultural development and modernization in South Asia , pp 111-152 Downloads
Hiroyuki Takeshima, Anjani Kumar, Akhter Ahmed and Pramod Kumar Joshi
Ch 5 Africa’s unfolding agricultural transformation , pp 153-192 Downloads
Ousmane Badiane, Xinshen Diao and Thomas Jayne
Ch 6 Duality, urbanization, and modernization of agrifood systems in Latin America and the Caribbean , pp 193-232 Downloads
Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla and Ruben G. Echeverria
Ch 7 Agricultural development and food security in Eastern Europe and Central Asia , pp 233-276 Downloads
Saule Burkitbayeva, William Liefert and Johan Swinnen
Ch 8 Regional experiences: What have we learned? , pp 277-284 Downloads
Keijiro Otsuka and Shenggen Fan
Ch 9 Agricultural growth, urbanization, and poverty reduction , pp 285-320 Downloads
Paul A. Dorosh and James Thurlow
Ch 10 Agriculture and undernutrition , pp 321-358 Downloads
Derek Headey and William Masters
Ch 11 Transformation of the rural economy , pp 359-396 Downloads
Keijiro Otsuka and Xiaobo Zhang
Ch 12 Food value chain transformation in developing regions , pp 397-438 Downloads
Thomas Reardon and Bart Minten
Ch 13 Agricultural development and international trade , pp 439-470 Downloads
Kym Anderson and Will Martin
Ch 14 The political economy of agricultural and food policies , pp 471-502 Downloads
Johan Swinnen
Ch 15 Gender, household behavior, and rural development , pp 503-528 Downloads
Cheryl Doss and Agnes Quisumbing
Ch 16 Credit for agricultural development , pp 529-562 Downloads
Shahidur R. Khandker
Ch 17 Agricultural insurance for development: Past, present, and future , pp 563-594 Downloads
Miguel Robles
Ch 18 Natural resource management and resource rights for agriculture , pp 595-628 Downloads
Frank Place, Ruth Meinzen-Dick and Hosaena Ghebru
Ch 19 Climate change and agricultural development , pp 629-660 Downloads
Mark W. Rosegrant, Keith D. Wiebe, Timothy Sulser, Mason-D’Croz, Daniel and Dirk Willenbockel
Ch 20 The role of water in supporting food security: Where we are and where we need to go , pp 661-680 Downloads
Claudia Ringler, Nicostrato Perez and Hua Xie
Ch 21 Future of agricultural research , pp 681-700 Downloads
David Zilberman
Ch 22 Reshaping agrifood systems to achieve multiple development goals , pp 701-714 Downloads
Shenggen Fan and Keijiro Otsuka

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