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Economics of Agricultural Development: 2nd Edition (Routledge Textbooks in Environmental and Agricultural Economics) Hardcover – February 5, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0415492645 ISBN-10: 0415492645 Edition: 2nd

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  • Series: Routledge Textbooks in Environmental and Agricultural Economics
  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (February 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415492645
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415492645
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,904,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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George W. Norton is Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

Jeffrey Alwang is Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

William A. Masters is Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.


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Format: Paperback
George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang and William A. Masters
Economics of Agricultural Development
World Food Systems and Resource Use
2nd Edition,
Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group), USA and Canada, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-415-49424-3, 465 pp., Price: Not given.
Description- Picture Book/Informational
Review–“Economics of Agricultural Development” is a comprehensive textbook to understand agriculture, its development and also to get idea of the world food systems. It also throws light on environmental and human consequences of agricultural development, international trade and capital flows. The book examines causes and effects of rapid population growth, persistent poverty and malnutrition in developing countries and solutions to these problems. It also focuses on the role of globalization in agriculture, poverty alleviation and the environment sustainability. The book is divided into five parts comprising of twenty chapters. In the first part titled “Dimensions of World Food and Development Problems” issues like poverty, environmental degradation, famines, and malnutrition were examined and how improvement in agriculture, educational changes and economic development influence developing countries regarding such issues. It also discusses how limited food supply is competing with rapidly growing population and why countries remain underdeveloped. In the second part “Development Theories and the Role of Agriculture” economic transformation from agriculture into other activities and the reasons for such transformation are discussed and also including the role of growth strategies and development theories in identifying the successive stages of growth process and recognition of role of agriculture in developing countries.
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This is the first book that I read regard the Economics of Agricultural Development. It is very usefull for me.
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By JA on March 4, 2013
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I found this book very instructional and full of insights to keep our mind focused on the origin of the problems we are living now..

I recommend it
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By SmokyDodge on October 8, 2012
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The book was wasy to read, short chapters, didnt use it for class very much. It was useful in a few lectures.
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