AJAD Volume 7 Issue No. 1 June 2010

Volume 7 Issue No. 1 June 2010

  • Wither the Economics of Agricultural Development?

    James Roumasset
    In spite of a healthy demand for a renaissance in economic policy for agricultural development, the academic supply response is found wanting. The infusion of public economics into the economics of agricultural development, which thrived during the 1970s and 1980s, has stagnated due to the lack of...
  • The Role of Labor Markets and Human Capital in Poverty Reduction: Evidence from Asia and Africa

    Keijiro Otsuka, Jonna P. Estudillo, and Takashi Yamano
    Using long-term panel data sets of rural households in the Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh, and Tamil Nadu (India), a short-term panel data set in Mozambique, and cross-section data sets in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia, the roles of labor markets in the long-term process of poverty reduction in...
  • Climate Change and Asian Agriculture

    Mark W. Rosegrant, Gary Yohe, Mandy Ewing, Rowena Valmonte-Santos, Tingju Zhu, Ian Burton, and Saleemul Huq
    Asian and global agriculture will be under significant pressure to meet the demands of rising populations, using finite and often degraded soil and water resources that are predicted to be further stressed by the impacts of climate change. In addition, agriculture and land use change are prominent...
  • International Best Practice in Food Policy: Reflections on Food Policy Analysis

    C. Peter Timmer
    It has been more than 25 years since Food Policy Analysis (Timmer et al. 1983) was published, and more than 30 years since the initial outline for the book was circulated among the authors. It is fair to say that the volume has been very influential in the way food policy issues have been looked at,...
  • Agricultural Development, Nutrition, and the Policies Behind China's Success

    Jikun Huang and Scott Rozelle
    The emergence of China as an economic power is one of the miracle growth stories of the last part of the 20th century and the early part of the 21st century. Its economy has been the fastest growing compared with the economies of the world since 1980 (World Bank 2002). Growth has occurred in all...
  • Indian Agriculture and Food Security: Current Concerns and Lessons

    Shabd S. Acharya
    Since its independence in 1947, India has aimed its agricultural development policies at reducing hunger, food insecurity, and poverty. The new strategy of agricultural development launched in the mid-1960s was successful in improving macro (national) food security in a reasonably short period of...