Perspectives On Agricultural Transformation

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Perspectives On Agricultural Transformation

Author : Thomas S. Jayne
ISBN : 1590333446
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Perspectives on Agricultural Transformation - A View From Africa
Category: Technology & Engineering

Agricultural Transformation Food And Environment

Author : Henry Buller
ISBN : 1138635545
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This title was first published in 2001. An interdisciplinary team of leading European scholars bring together case studies from Western and Eastern Europe to illustrate and critically analyze the shifting relationships of agricultural, environmental and food policy in Europe. In the most comprehensive book of its kind it examines the critical changes, both in agricultural, environmental and food politics and the way these domains have been investigated by European social scientists. The book evaluates specific changes, focussing in particular on agricultural restructuring (in the face of globalization, Europeanization and the collapse of the Soviet model of agricultural organization), agriculture-environmental relations and consumer preferences. Beginning by examining the degree to which Europe offers a unique and identifiable rural experience, the book includes a critical re-examination of the process of agricultural transformation. In the light of contemporary events and the over-seductive and essentially mythical notion of post-productivism.

Agricultural Transformation In A Global History Perspective

Author : Ellen Hillbom
ISBN : 9781136676871
Genre : Business & Economics
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History teaches us that agricultural growth and development is necessary for achieving overall better living conditions in all societies. Although this process may seem homogenous when looked at from the outside, it is full of diversity within. This book captures this diversity by presenting eleven independent case studies ranging over time and space. By comparing outcomes, attempts are made to draw general conclusion and lessons about the agricultural transformation process.
Category: Business & Economics

Ghana S Economic And Agricultural Transformation

Author : Xinshen Diao
ISBN : 9780192584045
Genre : Business & Economics
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Many African countries have experienced unprecedented rates of economic growth in recent years, yet their economic transformations display features that could constrain their future growth prospects. Patterns of urbanization without industrialization, rapid growth of low productivity jobs in the informal economy, and a neglected agricultural sector with increased need for important foods are all areas for concern as Africa continues to develop. Using Ghana as a case study, Ghana's Economic and Agricultural Transformation: Past Performance and Future Prospects integrates economic and political analysis to explore the challenges and opportunities of Africa's transformation. It examines Ghana's overall economic performance since it went through a major Structural Adjustment Program in the early 1980s, and provides an in-depth empirical analysis of the broader economy and the agricultural sector over the last four decades. It explains why Ghana has not transformed its economy more substantially, why its agriculture sector has not played a greater role beyond cocoa production, and what must be done in the future to achieve a successful transformation. In addressing these puzzles Ghana's Economic and Agricultural Transformation considers what the rest of the world can learn from Ghana's experience.
Category: Business & Economics

Global Food Price Shocks And Poor People

Author : Marc J. Cohen
ISBN : 9781317979067
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book examines the effects of high and volatile food prices during 2007-08 on low-income farmers and consumers in developing, transition, and industrialized countries. Previous studies of this crisis have mostly used models to estimate the likely impacts. This volume includes actual evidence from the field as to how higher prices affected access to food and farm income among poor people. In addition to country and regional case studies, the book presents discussions of cross-cutting themes, including gender, risk management, violence, the importance of subsistence farming as a coping strategy, and the role of governments and markets in addressing higher prices. With 2011 witnessing an unprecedentedly high level of food prices, the findings and policy recommendations presented here should prove useful to both scholars and policy makers in understanding the causes and consequences, as well as the policies needed to ensure food security in light of the skyrocketing cost of food. This book was published as a special double issue of Development in Practice.
Category: Business & Economics

Agricultural Transformation Food And Environment

Author : Henry Buller
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025225637
Genre : Political Science
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This work is the first in a series of edited volumes concerned with the evolution, implementation and analysis of European rural policy. This volume examines the shifting relationship of agricultural, environmental and food politics within Europe focusing on specific areas of change including agricultural restructuring, agriculture-environment relations and consumer preferences. The book concludes with a review of literature in the field of European agricultural change, in a context of environmental and food policy initiatives.
Category: Political Science

Unlocking Markets To Smallholders

Author : Herman D. van Schalkwyk
ISBN : 9789086861682
Genre : Science
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This book assesses the institutional, technical and market constraints as well as opportunities for smallholders, notably, emerging farmers in disadvantaged areas such as the former homelands of South Africa. Emerging farmers are previously disadvantaged black people who started or will start their business with the support of special government programs. Public support programs have been developed as part of the Black Economic Empowerment strategy of the South African government. These programs aim to improve the performance of emerging farmers. This requires, first and foremost, upgrading the emerging farmers skills by providing access to knowledge about agricultural and entrepreneurial practices. To become or to remain good farmers they also need access to suitable agricultural land and sufficient water for irrigation and for feeding their cattle. Finally, for emerging farmers to be engaged in viable farming operations, various factors need to be in place such as marketing and service institutions to give credit for agricultural inputs and investments; input markets for farm machinery, farm implements, fertilizers and quality seeds; and accessible output markets for their end products. This book develops a policy framework and potential institutional responses to unlock the relevant markets for smallholders.
Category: Science

Assessing Progress Made Toward Shared Agricultural Transformation Objectives In Mozambique

Author : Benson, Todd
Genre : Social Science
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What has been the recent performance of the agricultural sector in Mozambique and the progress made thus far toward achieving the objectives established under the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) initiative for Mozambique that began in late-2011?
Category: Social Science

Leaf Of Allah

Author : Ezekiel Gebissa
ISBN : 085255480X
Genre : Agriculture
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A social and economic history of khat in Harerge, Ethiopia, as it replaced other cash crops
Category: Agriculture

Transformation Of Agricultural Research Systems In Africa

Author : Cyrus G. Ndiritu
ISBN : UOM:39015059258452
Genre : Business & Economics
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On no other continent is the need for agricultural research greater than it is in Africa. Nowhere are the complexities of producing well- adapted agricultural technologies more binding, yet the basic institutions supporting agriculture are some of the weakest in the developing world. In Africa, the challenge of increasing food supply to keep pace with population growth and rising urban demand, of producing the agricultural technologies that will fuel that process, and of designing the basic institutions that will create and deliver these technologies, remains largely unfulfilled. Transformation of Agricultural Research Systems in Africa: Lessons from Kenya analyzes Kenya's experiences in transforming its Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) over time. Kenya was chosen because it is the third largest agricultural research system in sub-Saharan Africa, and it has been reorganized to make it more efficient in serving the needs of small- scale farms in national, regional, and global markets. The authors are highly seasoned professionals with years of experience in crafting institutional innovations. This case study can be used to draw implications for other research systems in sub-Saharan Africa.
Category: Business & Economics

International Agricultural Development

Author : Carl K. Eicher
ISBN : 0801858798
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.
Category: Business & Economics

Indian Agricultural Marketing

Author : Jagdish Prasad
ISBN : 8170996155
Genre : Agriculture and state
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Contributed articles.
Category: Agriculture and state

Sociological Perspectives Of Organic Agriculture

Author : Georgina Holt
ISBN : 9781845930387
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Bringing together articles by leading researchers, this book takes a fresh look at understanding the dynamics of the organic agricultural sector in Europe, Australia, South America and the US. The authors draw theory from a range of social sciences to demonstrate that the complexity of organic agriculture is closely connected to nature, society and economy. The book depicts organic agriculture as an engine of growth for the organic sector and examines the important roles played by producers, and other parts of the supply chain such as consumers and certification standards.
Category: Technology & Engineering