Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World: Challenges and Opportunities

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Prabhu L. Pingali, Gershon Feder
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017 - Agricultural innovations - 380 pages
Part I : Agricultural intensification and technical change -- Modern agricultural technology adoption in sub-Saharan Africa : a four-country analysis / Gershon Feder and Sara Savastano -- Revisiting the farm size-productivity relationship : new evidence from sub-Saharan African countries / Pasquale Lucio Scandizzo and Sara Savastano -- From land grabs to land development : the past and potential of private investment in frontier agriculture / Derek Byerlee, William A. Masters, and Daniel S. Robinson -- Staples production : efficient "subsistence" smallholders are key to poverty reduction, development, and trade / Michael Lipton -- Part 2 : Political economy of agricultural policies -- Transforming african economies and the evolving structure of african agriculture / Johann Kirsten and Frikkie Liebenberg -- Origins and some empirical tests of theories of agricultural evolution / John Murray Mcintire -- Toward more evidence-based decision-making in the land sector : can it help to close implementation gaps? / Klaus Deininger -- Food price changes, domestic price insulation, and poverty (when all policymakers want to be above average) / Kym Anderson, William J. Martin, and Maros Ivanic -- Institutional constraints and options for expanding the biotechnology revolution in developing countries / Greg Traxler -- Part 3 : Community and rural institutions -- Beyond hype : another look at index-based agricultural insurance / Peter Hazell and Ulrich Hess -- Beyond water markets : second-best water allocation policy? / Mark W. Rosegrant, Man Li, and Wenchao Xu -- Reflections on community-driven development / Jacomina de Regt -- Part 4 : Agriculture, nutrition, and health -- Agricultural change and health and nutrition in emerging economies / Joachim von Braun -- Understanding the multidimensional nature of the malnutrition problem in India / Prabhu Pingali and Tanvi Rao -- Part 5 : Future relevance of international institutions -- Structural transformation and the transition from concessional assistance to commercial flows : the past and possible future contributions of the world bank / Uma Lele, Sambuddha Goswami, and Gianluigi Nico -- The relevance of the CGIAR in a modernizing world : or has it been reformed ad infinitum into dysfunctionality? / Alex F. Mccalla

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About the author (2017)

Prabhu Pingali is a professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, New York, with a joint appointment in the Division of Nutritional Sciences. He is Founding Director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI).

Gershon Feder is Chair of the Publications Review Committee at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC. Previously he held various positions at the World Bank, most recently Senior Research Manager at the Development Research Group.

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