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  1. Industrialisation and Rural Livelihoods in China

    Agricultural Processing in Sichuan

    By Susanne Lingohr-Wolf

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Since the mid-1990s, "agricultural industrialisation" (AI) has been advocated in China to promote rural development by integrating agriculture with the post-harvest sectors such as agro-processing and marketing. Large-scale "Dragon head enterprises" (DHEs) and various forms of rural household...

    Published July 13th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Critical Perspectives in Rural Development Studies

    Edited by Saturnino M. Borras Jr.

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    Agrarian transformations within and across countries have been significantly and dynamically altered during the past few decades compared to previous eras, provoking a variety of reactions from rural poor communities worldwide. The recent convergence of various crises – financial, food, energy and...

    Published July 6th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Peasants and Globalization

    Political economy, rural transformation and the agrarian question

    Edited by A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Cristóbal Kay

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    In 2007, for the first time in human history, a majority of the world’s population lived in cities. However, on a global scale, poverty overwhelmingly retains a rural face. This book assembles an unparalleled group of internationally-eminent scholars in the field of rural development and social...

    Published April 14th 2010 by Routledge

  4. The Political Economy of Rural Livelihoods in Transition Economies

    Land, Peasants and Rural Poverty in Transition

    Edited by Max Spoor

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    Rural poverty is a phenomenon that is widespread yet often ignored by policy makers and researchers. This edited volume looks critically at rural poverty in Central Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia, China and Vietnam in relation to land reform, farm restructuring and the...

    Published April 14th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Economics of Agricultural Development

    2nd Edition

    By George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang, William A. Masters

    Series: Routledge Textbooks in Environmental and Agricultural Economics

    The globalization of goods, services and capital for agriculture is fundamental to the future of developing countries and has major implications for the fight against poverty and sustainability of the environment. In recent years, agriculture has once again returned to a position of centre stage as...

    Published December 20th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Rural-Urban Dynamics

    Livelihoods, mobility and markets in African and Asian frontiers

    Edited by Jytte Agergaard, Niels Fold, Katherine Gough

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    It has increasingly been recognised that rural and urban areas are inextricably interlinked. This book adopts a fresh approach to the issue of rural-urban dynamics through a study of the changing nature of livelihoods, mobility and markets in ten study sites across four countries of Africa and Asia...

    Published September 6th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Anti-Poverty Land Reform Issues Never Die

    Collected essays on development economics in practice

    By M. Riad El-Ghonemy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    What can we do to unlock the unrealised potential of the hundreds of millions of rural poor and landless workers? The ever-topical central theme in this collection of essays is the mixed role of government and the institutionally regulated market in tackling rural poverty and land distribution...

    Published July 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  8. Biotechnology and Agricultural Development

    Transgenic Cotton, Rural Institutions and Resource-poor Farmers

    Edited by Rob Tripp

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics

    This book addresses the continuing controversy over the potential impact of genetically modified (GM) crops in developing countries. Supporters of the technology claim it offers one of the best hopes for increasing agricultural production and reducing rural poverty, while opponents see it as an...

    Published May 21st 2009 by Routledge

  9. Poverty Orientated Agricultural and Rural Development

    By Hartmut Brandt, Uwe Otzen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    Over the last twenty years the proportion of development cooperation resources earmarked for agricultural development has dwindled to between six and seven per cent of total bi- and multilateral Official Development Assistance. This is despite the fact that eighty per cent of the world's poor...

    Published March 5th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Innovation Africa

    Enriching Farmers' Livelihoods

    Edited by Pascal Sanginga, Ann Waters-Bayer, Susan Kaaria, Jemimah Njuki, Chesha Wettasinha

    Agricultural research, extension and education can contribute greatly to enhancing agricultural production in a sustainable way and to reducing poverty in the developing world, but achievements have generally fallen short of expectations in Africa. In recent years, growing economic and demographic...

    Published November 19th 2008 by Routledge