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Economic Crisis and Third World Agriculture : The Changing Role of Agriculture in Economic Development - Ajit Singh

Economic Crisis and Third World Agriculture

The Changing Role of Agriculture in Economic Development

By: Ajit Singh (Editor), Hamid Tabatabai (Editor)

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Published: 29th October 1993
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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.

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
The ILO's World Employment Programme
Introductionp. 1
The world economic crisis and Third World agriculture in the 1980sp. 35
Surplus extraction and the African agrarian crisis in a historical perspectivep. 65
Global changes, agriculture and economic growth in the 1980s: a study of four Asian countriesp. 91
Adjustment policies, agriculture and rural development in Latin Americap. 118
Alternative development strategies and the rural sectorp. 149
Intersectoral resource flows and development: lessons of past experiencep. 179
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780521441018
ISBN-10: 0521441013
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 29th October 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.8  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.57