Agriculture, Food Security, and Rural Development by Asian Development Bank

Agriculture, Food Security, and Rural Development

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After a decade of neglect of agricultural research, the importance of agriculture in fulfilling the basic objectives of development is increasingly being recognized. This volume provides a comprehensive review of India's experience in agricultural development and the role played by the stateand the public sector. It draws lessons from the agricultural policies undertaken since Independence, both in terms of their relevance for the country's future course of action and their wider significance for the developing world.The essays in the volume focus on key policy issues in agriculture, food security, and rural development, including land reforms, institutional constraints in water management, agricultural diversification, disaster management, and public-private participation in agricultural investment. Arguingthat policies need to be rooted in the history, geography, and polity of the country, the essays carefully diagnose the challenges in the current scenario, and offer reasoned suggestions to achieve the twin objectives of agricultural development and poverty reduction.

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Asian Development Bank, Indian Resident Mission is in New Delhi.

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Title:Agriculture, Food Security, and Rural DevelopmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:June 5, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198064667

ISBN - 13:9780198064664

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ForewordPreface and Acknowledgement1. A Synthesis of the Policy Review Papers2. Land Policy Issues in the Development Context3. Sustainable Water Use in India: A Way Forward4. Food and Nutrition Security in India5. Crop Diversification in India: Nature, Pattern, and Drivers6. Management of Disasters and Crisis Situations with Focus on the Poor7. Legal Impediments to Rural Developments8. Capital Formation in India Agriculture: Growth, Composition, Determinants, and Policy Directions