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Economic Crisis and Third World Agriculture

Edited By: A Singh and H Tabatabai

224 pages, 8 line diagrams, 58 tables

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Oct 1993 | #33030 | ISBN: 0521441013
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This volume, derived from a workshop on 'Macroeconomic policies and rural development' held at the ILO in December 1989, assesses the changing role of agriculture in economic development against the background of world economic crisis and the response to it through structural adjustment programmes. Following an introductory chapter which sets the scene, the four studies in the first part of the book deal with the effects of world economic crisis on agrarian development at the global level, as well as in the three major developing regions of the world: Africa, Asia and Latin America. The second part consists of two studies which are concerned with the longer-term issues in relation to agricultural change and economic development. This volume will help to generate fresh perspectives on the role of agriculture in economic development during the crucial decade of the 1990s.


1. Introduction Ajit Singh and Hamid Tabatabai; Part I: 2. The world economic crisis and Third World agriculture in the 1980s Ajit Singh and Hamid Tabatabai; 3. Surplus extraction and the African agrarian crisis in a historical perspective Vali Jamal; 4. Global changes, agriculture and economic growth in the 1980s: a study of four Asian countries Ajit Ghose; 5. Adjustment policies, agriculture and rural development in Latin America Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet; Part II: 6. Alternative development strategies and the rural sector Amit Bhaduri;7. Intersectoral resource flows and development: lessons of past experience Massoud Karshenas.

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