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Contributions of Agricultural Economics to Critical Policy Issues

Contributions of Agricultural Economics to Critical Policy Issues

Keijiro Otsuka, Kaliappa Kalirajan

ISBN: 978-1-405-18100-6 October 2007 Wiley-Blackwell 360 Pages

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This book is a collection of plenary sessions papers and selected invited panel papers presented in the 26th International Conference of Agricultural Economists held at Gold Coast, Australia, from 12th to 18th August 2006. Beginning with the presidential address by Prabhu Pingali and the Elmhirst lecture by Hans Binswanger dealing with global issues of agricultural growth, economic development, and empowerment of the rural poor, leading agricultural economists address such emerging and critical issues as the economics of natural disasters, international trade and marketing, food safety and health, and transformation of unfavorable poor areas, among other issues.
CONTENTS.

Introduction: The 26th Conference of the IAAE.

Keijiro Otsuka and Kaliappa Kalirajan.

Agricultural Growth and Economic Development: A View through the Globalization Lens.

Prabhu Pingali.

Empowering Rural People for their Own Development.

Hans Binswanger.

Plenary 1.

The Economics of Natural Disasters: Implications and Challenges for Food Security.

Hartwig de Haen, Gunter Hemrich.

The Impact of Droughts and Floods on Food Security and Policy Options to Alleviate Negative Effects.

Stephen Devereux.

The Impact of Natural and Manmade Disasters on Household Welfare.

Yasuyuki Sawada.

Plenary 2.

The Doha Agenda and Agricultural Trade Reform: The Role of Economic Analysis.

Will Martin, Kym Anderson.

Globalization, Privatization, and Vertical Coordination in Food Value Chains in Developing and Transition Countries.

Johan Swinnen, Miet Maertens.

Food Regulation and Trade under the WTO: Ten Years in Perspective.

David Orden, Donna Roberts.

Plenary 3.

Economics of Biofortification.

Matin Qaim, Alexander J. Stein, J.V. Meenakshi.

Food Safety in a Globalizing World: Opportunities and Challenges for India.

Dina Umali-Deininger, Mona Sur.

Food Safety as a Global Public Goods: Is There Underinvestment?.

Laurian Unnevehr.

Plenary 4.

The Technological Progress for Sustaining Food-Population Balance: Achievement and Challenges.

Mahabub Hossain.

Rural Nonfarm Employment in Developing Countries in an era of Globalization.

Tom Reardon, Kostas Stamoulis, Prabhu Pingali.

Invited Panels.

Agricultural Research and Policy for Better Health and Nutrition in Developing Countries: A Food Systems Approach.

Per Pinstrup-Andersen.

The Nutrition Transition in High and Low-Income Countries:What are the Policy Lessons?.

Barry Popkin, and Shu Wen Ng.

Coping with Drought in Rice Farming in Asia: Insights from a Cross-Country Comparative Study.

Sushil Pandey, Humnath Bhandari, Shijun Ding, Preeda Prapertchob, Ramesh Sharan, Dibakar Naik, Sudhir K. Taunk, and Asras Sastri.

Productivity in Malagasy Rice Systems:Wealth-Differentiated Constraints and Priorities.

Bart Minten, Jean-Claude Randrianarisoa, and Christopher B. Barrett.

Economic Statistics and U.S. Agricultural Policy.

Bruce Gardner, Barry Goodwin, and Mary Ahearn.

Income Distributional Effects of Using Market-Based Instruments for Managing Common Property Resources.

Siwa Msangi, and Richard E. Howitt.

Designing Frameworks to Deliver Unknown Information to Support Market Based Instruments.

Mark Eigenraam, Loris Strappazzon, Nicola Lansdell, Craig Beverly, Gary Stoneham.

Tariff Line Analysis of U.S. and International Dairy Protection.

Jason H. Grant , Thomas W. Hertel, and Thomas F. Rutherford.

Meta-Analysis of General and Partial Equilibrium Simulations of Doha Round Outcomes.

Sebastian Hess, and Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel.

The Doha Development Round and Africa: Partial and General Equilibrium Analyses of Tariff Preference Erosion.

Mohamed Hedi Bchir, Stephen N. Karingi, Andrew Mold, Patrick N. Osakwe, and Mustapha Sadni Jallab.

IAAE Synopsis:.

John W. Longworth.

David Colman.

Yujiro Hayami.

Rashid Hassan.

Mark W. Rosegrant.

Conference Program.

Name Index.

Subject Index

Agricultural economists face new challenges, as new policy issues of global significance emerge successively. Frequent occurrence of natural disasters, increasing food safety regulations and bewildering agricultural trade reform negotiations, increasing importance of GMO and biofortification, and the persistent poverty in unfavorable agricultural areas all require relevant policy responses. In this volume, leading agricultural economists attempt to anatomize such new issues, provide analytical insights, and draw policy implications, with a view to arousing the interests of agricultural economists in these issues and stimulating discussions among them.