Handbook of Agricultural Economics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444518736, 9780080545271

Handbook of Agricultural Economics, Volume 3

1st Edition

Agricultural Development: Farmers, Farm Production and Farm Markets

Editors: Robert Evenson Prabhu Pingali
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444518736
eBook ISBN: 9780080545271
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 8th May 2007
Page Count: 846
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Table of Contents

I Introduction

Overview: Robert E. Evenson and Prabhu Pingali

II Human Resources and Technology Mastery

Chapter 1 – Agriculture and Human Capital in Economic Growth: Farmers, Schooling and Nutrition: Wallace Huffman and Peter F. Orazem Chapter 2 - Extension: Gershon Feder and Jock R. Anderson

III Invention and Innovation

Chapter 3 - The Role of International Agricultural Research in Contributing to Global Food Security and Poverty Alleviation: the case of the CGIAR: Prabhu Pingali and Tim Kelley Chapter 4 - Contributions of National Agricultural Research Systems to Crop Productivity: Robert E. Evenson & Douglas Gollin Chapter 5 - Livestock Productivity in Developing Countries: An Assessment: Simeon Ehui, Alejandro Nin-Pratt and Samuel Benin Chapter 6 - Agricultural Innovations: Investments and Incentives: Brian D. Wright, Philip G. Pardey, Carol Nottenburg and Bonwoo Koo Chapter 7 - Private Agricultural Research: Carl E. Pray, Keith Fuglie and Daniel K.N. Johnson Chapter 8 – Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries: Robert Herdt, Gary Toenniessen and John O’Toole

IV Markets, Institutions and Transaction Costs

Chapter 9 - Efficiency and Equity Effects of Land Markets: Keijiro Otsuka Chapter 10 - Labor: Decisions, Contracts and Organization: James Roumasset and Sang-Hyop Lee Chapter 11 – Fertilizer and Other Farm Chemicals: Paul W. Heisey and George W. Norton Chapter 12 – Agricultural Mechanization: Adoption Patterns and Economic Impact: Prabhu Pingali Chapter 13 - Transformation: Thomas Reardon and C. Peter Timmer Chapter 14 - Financial Markets: Christopher R. Udry and Jonathan Conning

V Natural Resources

Chapter 15 - Soil Quality and Agricultural Development: Pierre R. Crosson Chapter 16 - The Economics of Water, Irrigation and Development: David Zilberman and Karina Schoengold Chapter 17 - Land Use: Forest, Agriculture and Biodiversity Competition: Roger A. Sedjo and R. David Simpson Chapter 18 - Past Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture: Robert O. Mendelsohn


Description

I Introduction

Overview: Robert E. Evenson and Prabhu Pingali

II Human Resources and Technology Mastery

Chapter 1 – Agriculture and Human Capital in Economic Growth: Farmers, Schooling and Nutrition: Wallace Huffman and Peter F. Orazem Chapter 2 - Extension: Gershon Feder and Jock R. Anderson

III Invention and Innovation

Chapter 3 - The Role of International Agricultural Research in Contributing to Global Food Security and Poverty Alleviation: the case of the CGIAR: Prabhu Pingali and Tim Kelley Chapter 4 - Contributions of National Agricultural Research Systems to Crop Productivity: Robert E. Evenson & Douglas Gollin Chapter 5 - Livestock Productivity in Developing Countries: An Assessment: Simeon Ehui, Alejandro Nin-Pratt and Samuel Benin Chapter 6 - Agricultural Innovations: Investments and Incentives: Brian D. Wright, Philip G. Pardey, Carol Nottenburg and Bonwoo Koo Chapter 7 - Private Agricultural Research: Carl E. Pray, Keith Fuglie and Daniel K.N. Johnson Chapter 8 – Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries: Robert Herdt, Gary Toenniessen and John O’Toole

IV Markets, Institutions and Transaction Costs

Chapter 9 - Efficiency and Equity Effects of Land Markets: Keijiro Otsuka Chapter 10 - Labor: Decisions, Contracts and Organization: James Roumasset and Sang-Hyop Lee Chapter 11 – Fertilizer and Other Farm Chemicals: Paul W. Heisey and George W. Norton Chapter 12 – Agricultural Mechanization: Adoption Patterns and Economic Impact: Prabhu Pingali Chapter 13 - Transformation: Thomas Reardon and C. Peter Timmer Chapter 14 - Financial Markets: Christopher R. Udry and Jonathan Conning

V Natural Resources

Chapter 15 - Soil Quality and Agricultural Development: Pierre R. Crosson Chapter 16 - The Economics of Water, Irrigation and Development: David Zilberman and Karina Schoengold Chapter 17 - Land Use: Forest, Agriculture and Biodiversity Competition: Roger A. Sedjo and R. David Simpson Chapter 18 - Past Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture: Robert O. Mendelsohn

Key Features

Part of the renown Handbooks in Economics series Contributors are leaders of their areas *International in scope and comprehensive in coverage

Readership

Graduate students, researchers and professionals working or interested in the area of agricultural economics


Details

No. of pages:
846
Language:
English
Copyright:
© North Holland 2007
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
eBook ISBN:
9780080545271
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444518736

About the Editors

Robert Evenson Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Yale University, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.

Prabhu Pingali Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

FAO/UN, Rome, Italy