BOOK: Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World

BOOK: Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World

Otsuka, K., and S. Fan, eds. (2021). Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute. 768 pages


Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World is the first comprehensive exploration of key emerging issues facing developing-country agriculture today, from rapid urbanization to rural transformation to climate change. In this four-part volume, top experts offer the latest research in the field of agricultural development. Using new lenses to examine today’s biggest challenges, contributors address topics such as nutrition and health, gender and household decision-making, agrifood value chains, natural resource management, and political economy. 

The book also covers most developing regions, providing a critical global perspective at a time when many pressing challenges extend beyond national borders. Tying all this together, Agricultural Development explores policy options and strategies for developing sustainable agriculture and reducing food insecurity and malnutrition.

The changing global landscape combined with new and better data, technologies, and understanding means that agriculture can and must contribute to a wider range of development outcomes than ever before, including reducing poverty, ensuring adequate nutrition, creating strong food value chains, improving environmental sustainability, and promoting gender equity and equality.

Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World, with its unprecedented breadth and scope, will be an indispensable resource for the next generation of policymakers, researchers, and students dedicated to improving agriculture for global wellbeing.

Synopsis [download]

Part I: A Global Overview of Agriculture

Chapter 1 Agricultural Development in a Changing World [download]
Chapter 2 Global Issues in Agricultural Development [download]

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