Agriculture and the economic development of low income countries.
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Published by Mouton in The Hague .
Written in English


  • Agriculture -- Developing countries.

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementBy Y. S. Brenner.
SeriesPublications of the Institute of Social Studies. Paperback series 2
LC ClassificationsHD1417 .B73
The Physical Object
Pagination254 p.
Number of Pages254
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4577634M
LC Control Number77146701

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Agriculture in Developing Countries: Technology Issues presents an experimental approach of testing new possibilities and combinations to match the changes taking place in the agricultural production environment of developing countries. While emphasizing the importance of combining scientific and indigenous knowledge, this book argues that sustained agricultural development can be achieved. Economic development, the process whereby simple, low-income national economies are transformed into modern industrial gh the term is sometimes used as a synonym for economic growth, generally it is employed to describe a change in a country’s economy involving qualitative as well as quantitative theory of economic development—how primitive and poor.   A common characteristic evident in countries with economies most reliant on agriculture is poverty with all the top-ten countries most dependent on agriculture being low-income countries. The agricultural activity practiced in such countries is usually traditional small-scale farming which has limited economic significance in global markets and. The Safe Food Imperative will be of interest to food safety and development practitioners, as well as to policy makers and policy analysts in low- and middle-income countriesthose associated with technical ministries (especially agriculture, health, and trade) and those involved with economic and development planning and budgetary and fiscal.

  The scope of work covered agricultural water use in countries. The economic development category was divided into four levels according to economic development indices: high income, upper-middle income, lower-middle income, and low income. The paper is . The new century has seen renewed interest in agricultural development in many low-income countries and especially in Africa. In part, this has been a reaction to failure to see more progress. But it has also responded to significant changes in prospects for agricultural growth and the context in which it takes place. Four changes can be singled. Development economics is broadly concerned with the improvement of living conditions in low-income countries, and the improvement of economic performance in low-income settings. Because agriculture is a large part of most developing economies, both in terms of employment and share of GDP, agricultural economists have been at the forefront of. agricultural development (Mundlak , chapter 3) binds these issues closely to associated questions of global poverty and food insecurity (Dercon , chapter 9). Agricultural development as an analytical topic, with economics as an organizing framework, dates to the rapid emergence of Western Europe from the late 18th century.

economic development in those developing countries that largely rely on agriculture. 1. Therefore, meeting the dual challenge of achieving food security and other developmental co-benefits, on the one hand, and mitigating and adapting to climate change, on the other hand, requires political commitment at the highest level. Thus whatever the development strategy a particular country adopts, the role of agriculture will often be crucial. In , the agricultural sector employed over 70% of the labor force in low-income countries, 30% in middle-income countries, and only 4% in high-income countries (UNCTAD ).   Agriculture plays a vital role in economic development by facilitating the transition from a low-income subsistence to a high-income commercial economy. Agriculture promotes economic transformations by supplying food, foreign exchange, labour, and effective demand to the non-farm sectors, and is the dominant force in poverty reduction. Agriculture and economic development. As a country develops economically, the relative importance of agriculture declines. The primary reason for that was shown by the 19th-century German statistician Ernst Engel, who discovered that as incomes increase, the proportion of income spent on food declines. For example, if a family’s income were.