Economics of Agricultural Development: 2nd Edition by George W. NortonEconomics of Agricultural Development: 2nd Edition by George W. Norton

Economics of Agricultural Development: 2nd Edition

byGeorge W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang, William A. Masters

Paperback | May 2, 2010

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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 food price volatility has led countries to re-examine their development strategies.

This new edition of the essential textbook in the field builds on the 2006 original and reflects the following developments:

  • the increased impact of climate change
  • issues affecting agricultural markets such as bio-fuels, the rise in farm prices and energy costs
  • the move to higher valued agricultural products

The book contains a wealth of real world case studies and is now accompanied by a website that includes powerpoint lectures, a photo bank and a large set of discussion and exam questions.

The accompanying website is available to view at
George W. Nortonis Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.Jeffrey Alwangis Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.William A. Mastersis Professor of Agricul...
Title:Economics of Agricultural Development: 2nd EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:May 2, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415494249

ISBN - 13:9780415494243


Table of Contents

Part 1. Dimensions of World Food and Development Problems1. Introduction  2. Poverty, Hunger and Nutitition  3. Economics of Food Demand  4. Population Part 2. Development Theories and the Role of Agriculture5. Economic Transformation and Growth  6. Development Theories and Growth Strategies Part 3. Agricultural Systems and Resource Use7. Agriculture in Traditional Societies  8. Agricultural Systems and Their Determinants  9.Resource Use and Sustainability  10. Human Resources, Family Structure, and Gender RolesPart 4. Getting Agriculture Moving  11. Theories and Strategies for Agricultural Development 12. Research, Extension, and Education 13. Land and Labour Markets 14. Input and Credit markets  15. Pricing Policies and Marketing SystemsPart 5. Agricultural Development in an Interdependent World16. Agriculture and International Trade 17. Trade Policies, Negotiations and Agreements  18. Macroeconomic Policies and Agricultural Development  19. Capital Flows, Foreign Assistance, and Food Aid  20. Lessons and Perspectives