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International Agricultural Development

Edited By: Carl K Eicher and John M Staatz

615 pages, 14 figs, tabs

Johns Hopkins University Press

Paperback | Nov 1998 | Edition: 3 | #84447 | ISBN: 0801858798
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | Edition: 3 | #84446 | ISBN: 080185878X
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About this book

This new edition of a classic text examines what has been learned theoretically and empirically about agricultural and rural economic development since the 1950's.

The third edition of Carl Eicher and John Staatz's compendium of literature on agricultural development represents a substantial improvement over what was already by far the best collection available. The new edition (re-titled from Agricultural Development in the Third World) is thoroughly revised and updated. Of the 35 chapters, 24 are new to this edition. Ten of the new chapters were commissioned especially for this volume, and I completely agree with the editors' selection of 11 chapters retained from the second edition. The changes serve well to broaden and modernize the scope of the previous volume, paying substantial attention to topics of current concern, and strengthening intellectual ties between agricultural development and the broader literature on economic development. In short, it remains the preeminent anthology in the field and should be required reading in any graduate or undergraduate course in agricultural development. -- Steven A. Block American Journal of Agricultural Economics


Contents

Contents: Preface Part I - The Challenge Introduction Agricultural Development Ideas in Historical Perspective John M. Staatz and Carl K. Eicher Agricultural and Foods Needs to 2025 Alex F. McCalla Foreign Aid and Agriculture-Led Development John W. Mellor Part II - Historical and Theoretical Perspectives Introduction Economic Performance through Time Douglass C. North Community, Market, and State Yujiro Hayami Markets, Market Failures, and Development Joseph E. Stiglitz The Agricultural Transformation C. Peter Timmer Agriculture on the Road to Industrialization John W. Mellor Models of Agricultural Development Vernon W. Ruttan Induced Innovation Model of Agricultural Development Vernon W. Ruttan and Yujiro Hayami Part III - Policy Perspectives Introduction The Macroeconomics of Food and Agriculture C. Peter Timmer The Case for Trade Liberalization Rudiger Dornbusch The Plundering of Agriculture in Developing Countries Maurice Schiff and Alberto Valdes The Political Framework for Agricultural Policy Decisions Robert H. Bates Food, Economics, and Entitlements Anartya Sen Part IV - Agricultural Transformation and Rural Economic Development Introduction Learning from Experience Agricultural Development: Transforming Human Capital, Technology, and Institutions James T. Bonnen Agricultural and Rural Development: Painful Lessons Hans P. Binswanger The Peasant in Economic Modernization Yujiro Hayami Institutional and Human Capital Reflections on Land Reform and Farm Size Hans P. Binswanger and Miranda Elgin Investing in People Theodore W. Schultz Projects for Women: Explaining Their Misbehavior Mayra Buvini Agricultural Extension in the Twenty-first Century Charles H. Antholt How Do Market Failures Justify Interventions in Rural Credit Markets? Timothy J. Besley Microfinance: The Paradigm Shift form Credit Delivery to Sustainable Financial Intermediation Marguerite S. Robinson Micro and Small Enterprises and the Rural Poor Carl Liedholm Technology Development and Sustainability Constraints on the Design of Sustainable Systems of Agricultural Production Vernon W. Ruttan African Agriculture: Productivity and Sustainability Issues Thomas Reardon Maintaining Productivity Gains in Post- Green Revolution Asian Agriculture Michael Morris and Derek Byerlee Confronting the Ecological Consequences of the Rice Green Revolution in Tropical Asia Prabhu L. Pingali Choice of Technique in Rice Milling on Java C. Peter Timmer, with a comment by William L. Collier, Jusuf Colter, Sinarhadi, and Robert d'A. Shaw and a reply by C. Peter Timmer Past V - Lessons from Economies in Transition Introduction Agricultural Development and Reform in China Justin Yifu Lin The Role of Agriculture in Indonesia's Development C. Peter Timmer Zimbabwe's Maize Revoluion: Insights for Closing Africa's Food Gap. Carl K. Eicher and Bernard Kupfuma Path-dependent Policy Reforms: From Land Reform to Rural Development in Columbia Alain de Janvry and Elizabeth Sadoulet Agricultrual Reform in Central and Eastern Europe Johan F.M. Swinnen Name Index Subject Index

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Biography

Carl Eicher is the University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University. John M. Staatz is a professor n the Department of Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University.

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