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Restructuring Global and Regional Agricultures Transformations in Australasian Agri-Food Economies and Spaces

Restructuring Global and Regional Agricultures Transformations in Australasian Agri-Food Economies and Spaces

Author: David Burch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

First published in 1999, this collection of papers represents the latest thinking on the effects of globalisation and agri-food restructuring from a regional and peripheral perspective. The book breaks new ground in our understanding of the relationship between the global, regional and local levels in the sphere of agri-food production. While Australia and New Zealand are important components of the agri-food system, the economic and political decisions which impact at the regional and local level are usually made elsewhere - often in the boardrooms of global companies and the political institutions of Europe and North America. At the same time, however, Australia and New Zealand have sought to establish some independent room for manoeuvre. In Australia this can be seen in the targeting of consumers in South East Asia, and New Zealand has experienced both sweeping deregulation and niche marketing of goods such as organic produce. The success or failure of these strategies cannot currently be determined, but this invaluable collection presents and discusses some possible future scenarios. Featuring 31 specialists in sociology, geography, social anthropology, veterinary science, environmental studies and sustainable development, it is a product of the Agri-Food Research Network. The volume includes 19 essays which attempt to conceptualise a series of global trends and their local ramifications, explore Australian and New Zealand experiences of agri-food restructuring in historic, ideological and discursive terms, and analyse local policy and politics and the influence on rural producers, along with studying four key concepts underpinning agri-food research and the possibilities for their application in new areas. .

Conflict and Decision-Making in Soviet Russia A Case Study of Agricultural Policy, 1953-1963

Conflict and Decision-Making in Soviet Russia A Case Study of Agricultural Policy, 1953-1963

Author: Sidney I. Ploss Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/03/2020

This discussion of agricultural policy in the decade after Stalin shows how decisions are made and then enforced. Originally published in 1965. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Rural India Perspective 2017 NA

Rural India Perspective 2017 NA

India's growth story is set to take a significant turn with the Government of India announcing its mission of 'Doubling of Farmers' Income by 2022'. The Indian government expects significant increases in the income of farmers through enhancement in agricultural production and productivity, reduction in cost of cultivation, crop diversification, promotion of allied and off-farm activities, efficient value chain management, and marketing of produce through electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM). Issues facing India's rural economy are thus going to come under sharp focus. NABARD's Rural India Perspective 2017 provides a comprehensive view of these issues, and prescribes policy interventions to address them. The volume is a compilation of insightful essays written by eminent researchers, practitioners, and experts in the field of Indian agriculture and rural development. It recommends carrying out innovations all along the agricultural value chains in order to make agriculture more profitable, productive, and sustainable. This, however, would entail massive investments in various fields such as irrigation, high-value agriculture, dairy, poultry, and rural infrastructure.

Land, Labour, and Capital Markets in European Agriculture Diversity Under a Common Policy

Land, Labour, and Capital Markets in European Agriculture Diversity Under a Common Policy

Author: Johan Swinnen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Well-functioning factor markets (markets used to exchange the services of land, labor, and capital) are an essential condition for the competitiveness and sustainable development of agriculture and rural areas. At the same time, the functioning of the factor markets themselves is influenced by changes in agriculture and the rural economy. Such changes can be the result of progress in technology, globalization and European market integration, changing consumer preferences, and shifts in policy. Changes in the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) over the last decade have particularly affected rural factor markets. This book is the first comparative study covering rural factor markets in the 27 EU member states and several European candidate countries. The book highlights the surprising diversity these markets have achieved - despite the EU's CAP and integrated Single Market trade bloc. Written by leading academics and policy analysts from throughout Europe, the book provides a timely and valuable source of information in light of the new CAP reforms and the continuing transformation of Europe's rural areas.

World programme for the census of agriculture 2020 Vol. 2: Operational guidelines

World programme for the census of agriculture 2020 Vol. 2: Operational guidelines

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2020

FAO has supported member countries in carrying out their national agricultural censuses since 1945, through the development and dissemination of international standards, concepts, definitions and methodologies as well as technical assistance.These operational guidelines complement Volume 1 of the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020, Programme, concepts and definitions , published in 2015, which deals with the methodological and conceptual aspects of the census of agriculture.

Principles of Agricultural Economics

Principles of Agricultural Economics

Principles of Agricultural Economics, now in its third edition, continues to showcase the power of economic principles to explain and predict issues and current events in the food, agricultural, and agribusiness sectors. This key text introduces economic principles in a succinct and reader-friendly format, providing students and instructors with a clear, up-to-date, and straightforward approach to learning how a market-based economy functions and how to use simple economic principles for improved decision-making. The field of agricultural economics has expanded to include a wide range of topics and approaches, including macroeconomics, international trade, agribusiness, environmental economics, natural resources, and international development, and these are all introduced in this text. For this edition, new and enhanced material on agricultural policies, globalization, welfare analysis, and explanations of the role of government in agriculture and agribusiness is included. Readers will also benefit from an expanded range of case studies and text boxes, including more international cases, which discuss real-world examples and issues, including global hunger, biofuels, trade wars, agritourism, and climate change. This book is ideal for courses on agricultural economics, microeconomics, rural development and environmental policy. The work is fully supported by a Companion Website, which provides users with extra content to enhance their learning and further their understanding of agricultural economics. Additional materials include flash cards, study guides, PowerPoint presentations, multiple choice questions, essay questions, and an instructor's manual.

Principles of Agricultural Economics

Principles of Agricultural Economics

Principles of Agricultural Economics, now in its third edition, continues to showcase the power of economic principles to explain and predict issues and current events in the food, agricultural, and agribusiness sectors. This key text introduces economic principles in a succinct and reader-friendly format, providing students and instructors with a clear, up-to-date, and straightforward approach to learning how a market-based economy functions and how to use simple economic principles for improved decision-making. The field of agricultural economics has expanded to include a wide range of topics and approaches, including macroeconomics, international trade, agribusiness, environmental economics, natural resources, and international development, and these are all introduced in this text. For this edition, new and enhanced material on agricultural policies, globalization, welfare analysis, and explanations of the role of government in agriculture and agribusiness is included. Readers will also benefit from an expanded range of case studies and text boxes, including more international cases, which discuss real-world examples and issues, including global hunger, biofuels, trade wars, agritourism, and climate change. This book is ideal for courses on agricultural economics, microeconomics, rural development and environmental policy. The work is fully supported by a Companion Website, which provides users with extra content to enhance their learning and further their understanding of agricultural economics. Additional materials include flash cards, study guides, PowerPoint presentations, multiple choice questions, essay questions, and an instructor's manual.

EU Bioeconomy Economics and Policies: Volume I

EU Bioeconomy Economics and Policies: Volume I

Author: Liesbeth Dries Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2019

This two-volume book provides an important overview to EU economic and policy issues related to the development of the bioeconomy. What have been the recent trends and what are the implications for future economic development and policy making? Where does EU bioeconomy policy sit within an international context and what are the financial frameworks behind them? Volume I explores the economic theory of bioeconomy policy, as well as European integration, European agriculture, EU budget and future developments in EU agriculture policies.

International Economics Of Wine, The

International Economics Of Wine, The

Author: Kym (Univ Of Adelaide, Australia & Australia Nat'l Univ, Australia) Anderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

The International Economics of Wine provides a broad range of studies by Professor Kym Anderson and his co-authors of the international trade dimension of national, regional and global wine market developments over the past quarter-century. Prior to 1990, barely 10% of global wine production crossed national borders, but now that figure is 40%. In that short period, wine has switched from being one of the world's least-traded agricultural products to one of the most traded internationally. This has created an unprecedented boom for consumers, who have also witnessed huge improvements in the quality and diversity of wines available.The chapters in this book shed light on the causes and consequences of the dramatic transformation of the world of wine. An economic model of the world's wine markets, based on newly compiled data, makes it possible to quantify the likely effects of changes in incomes, consumer preferences, tax and trade policies, and exchange rates. Differential changes in technologies and winegrape varieties, and the opening up of cooler wine regions, have also altered comparative advantages in wine.

Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides in North India

Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides in North India

This volume provides a comprehensive and detailed socio-economic overview of agrarian distress in India which has manifested in the suicides of farmers and agricultural labourers. Using empirical research and field data from rural India, especially Punjab, this book examines the underlying causes of farmer suicide and steps which can mitigate the crisis. Covering nearly 1,400 rural households, the research in this volume identifies the various dimensions of the deepening crisis in agriculture and farming. It categorises the factors of the problem across different regions and estimates its extent and magnitude. In this updated edition the authors focus on instances of political mobilization and collective movements by farmers struggling to bring the issue of agrarian distress to attention. The book also discusses the implementation of state-waivered loans and compensations and their effect on the farming community. Topical, comprehensive and rich in data, this book will be valuable to scholars and researchers of political economy, agricultural economics, South Asian politics, political sociology and public policy.

Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides in North India

Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides in North India

This volume provides a comprehensive and detailed socio-economic overview of agrarian distress in India which has manifested in the suicides of farmers and agricultural labourers. Using empirical research and field data from rural India, especially Punjab, this book examines the underlying causes of farmer suicide and steps which can mitigate the crisis. Covering nearly 1,400 rural households, the research in this volume identifies the various dimensions of the deepening crisis in agriculture and farming. It categorises the factors of the problem across different regions and estimates its extent and magnitude. In this updated edition the authors focus on instances of political mobilization and collective movements by farmers struggling to bring the issue of agrarian distress to attention. The book also discusses the implementation of state-waivered loans and compensations and their effect on the farming community. Topical, comprehensive and rich in data, this book will be valuable to scholars and researchers of political economy, agricultural economics, South Asian politics, political sociology and public policy.

Land Use Change Science, Policy and Management

Land Use Change Science, Policy and Management

Author: Richard J. Aspinall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2019

Changes in the use of land reflect a variety of environmental and social factors, necessitating an equally varied suite of data to be used for effective analysis. While remote sensing, both from satellites and air photos, provides a central resource for study, socio-economic surveys, censuses, and map sources also supply a wealth of valid information. Land Use Change: Science, Policy, and Management presents spatial theories and methodologies that support an integrated approach to the analysis of land use change. Focusing on spatial representation and modeling, this book addresses such important scientific issues as the dynamics of change, integration and feedback between system elements, and scale issues in space and time.