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Reshaping Agriculture's Contributions to Society: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth International Conference of Agricultural Economists

Reshaping Agriculture's Contributions to Society: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth International Conference of Agricultural Economists

David Colman (Editor), Nick Vink (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-13328-9

Feb 2005, Wiley-Blackwell

311 pages

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Membership of the IAAE is individual rather than organizational, and is motivated by a genuine wish to learn and achieve sustainable development through agricultural and rural progress in all regions. The theme of the 25th conference, Reshaping Agriculture's Contribution to Society was chosen to embrace the broadest possible set of contemporary issues covering these concerns, with four specific sub themes (1) strategies for reducing poverty, (2) efficiency in food and farming systems, (3) food safety and security, and (4) environmental management.
Preface (Joachim von Braun).

Introduction: The 25th conference and the association (David R. Colman and Nick Vink).

Agricultural economics and distributional effects (Joachim von Braun).

Causes of rural economic development (Bruce L. Gardner).

Plenary 1.

Rural poverty dynamics: development policy implications (Christopher B. Barrett).

Six characters (and a few more) in search of an author: how to rescue rural development before it’s too late (Simon Maxwell).

Achieving success in rural development: toward implementation of an integral approach (Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet).

Plenary 2.

Is there a future for small farms? (Peter B. R. Hazell).

A revival of large farms in Eastern Europe – how important are institutions? (Ulrich Koester).

Total factor productivity growth in agriculture: a Malmquist index analysis of 93 countries, 1980-2000 (Tim J. Coelli and D. S. Prasada Rao).

Is small beautiful? Farm size, productivity, and poverty in Asian agriculture (Shenggen Fan and Connie Chan-Kang).

Plenary 3.

Will food safety jeopardize food security? (Jean Kinsey).

Poverty amidst plenty: food insecurity in the United States (Michael LeBlanc, Betsey Kuhn, and James Blaylock).

Food safety, the media, and the information market (Johan F. M. Swinnen, Jill McCluskey, and Nathalie Francken).

Agricultural biotechnology: implications for food security (Vittorio Santeniello).

Plenary 4.

The poverty of sustainability: rescuing economics from platitudes (Daniel W. Bromley).

Under-investing in public goods: evidence, causes, and consequences for agricultural development, equity, and the environment (Ramon Lopez).

Resource degradation, low agricultural productivity, and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa: pathways out of the spiral (Simeon Ehui and John Pender).

Economic development and environmental management in the uplands of Southeast Asia: challenges for policy and institutional development (Agnes C. Rola and Ian Coxhead).

IAAE Synopsis: Reshaping Agriculture’s contribution to society.

Prabhu Pingali.

Michael Petit.

Alberto Valdes.

Johann Kirsten.

Conference Program.

Name Index.

Subject Index