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Agricultural development in Asia

CollectionsANU Press (1965- Present)
Title: Agricultural development in Asia
Date published: 1969
Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Australian National University Press
This book comes at a critical time in the economic history of Asia. Most countries of the region, faced with burgeoning populations and a demand for higher living standards, are uncertain of their capacity to meet growing food needs and to use agriculture to initiate sustained economic development. The authors examine the problem through analyses of the agricultural development performances of nine countries within the region. What emerges is a mixture of agricultural success stories, indifferent performances, and downright failures to develop the agricultural sector. For each country a specialist author examines past and current growth rates of agricultural output, factors which have promoted and inhibited this growth, and future prospects for development. The final chapter isolates the cardinal elements in the development process and suggests ways in which these can be manipulated to promote a fast rate of growth in output. The book will interest students of agricultural development, policymakers, agricultural administrators, aid-donors, and all those who appreciate the gravity and urgency of the agricultural problems of the region.


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