The Resource Agriculture for development, the World Bank

Agriculture for development, the World Bank

Label
Agriculture for development
Title
Agriculture for development
Statement of responsibility
the World Bank
Title variation
  • World development report 2008 : agriculture for development
  • WDR 2008 : agriculture for development
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The world's demand for food is expected to double within the next 50 years, while the natural resources that sustain agriculture will become increasingly scarce, degraded, and vulnerable to the effects of climate change. In many poor countries, agriculture accounts for at least 40 percent of GDP and 80 percent of employment. At the same time, about 70 percent of the world's poor live in rural areas and most depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. World Development Report 2008 seeks to assess where, when, and how agriculture can be an effective instrument for economic development, especially development that favors the poor. It examines several broad questions: How has agriculture changed in developing countries in the past 20 years? What are the important new challenges and opportunities for agriculture? Which new sources of agricultural growth can be captured cost effectively in particular in poor countries with large agricultural sectors as in Africa? How can agricultural growth be made more effective for poverty reduction? How can governments facilitate the transition of large populations out of agriculture, without simply transferring the burden of rural poverty to urban areas? How can the natural resource endowment for agriculture be protected? How can agriculture's negative environmental effects be contained? This year's report marks the 30th year the World Bank has been publishing the World Development Report
Member of
Cataloging source
SNM
Dewey number
338.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1415
LC item number
.W565 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
World development report
Series volume
2008
Label
Agriculture for development, the World Bank
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What can agriculture do for development? -- Growth and poverty reduction in agriculture's three worlds -- Agriculture's performance, diversity, and uncertainties -- Rural households and their pathways out of poverty -- What are effective instruments for using agriculture for development? -- Reforming trade, price, and subsidy policies -- Bringing agriculture to the market -- Supporting smallholder competitiveness through institutional innovations -- Innovating through science and technology -- Making agricultural systems more environmentally sustainable -- Moving beyond the farm -- How can agriculture-for-development agendas best be implemented? -- Emerging national agendas for agriculture's three worlds -- Strengthening governance, from local to global
Control code
ocn686760422
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 365 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821368091
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
present
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3607679x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)686760422
  • pebcs0821368079

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