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Wage Labour and Unfreedom in Agriculture: An Indian Case Study

V. K. Ramachandran

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286479
eISBN:
9780191684524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286479.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book addresses the question of how it is that so much growth and technical change can take place in agriculture and yet leave the position of agricultural labourers relatively unchanged. Much ... More


The Economy under the Raj, II: Rural Development

Deepak Lal

in The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199275793
eISBN:
9780191706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses rural development under the century of British rule. Topics covered include the Boserup process; the role of the “leading inputs” required to transform traditional agriculture ... More


Introduction

Thirsk Joan

in Alternative Agriculture: A History: From the Black Death to the Present Day

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208136
eISBN:
9780191677922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208136.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to survey people's past experience of alternative agriculture. This survey is ... More


Invading the Desert: Irrigation and Agrarian Expansion

Michael Decker

in Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199565283
eISBN:
9780191721724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565283.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 6 argues that marginal landscapes witnessed unprecedented agricultural development during late antiquity. In part because choice lands were scarce due to increasing competition among the ... More


The Economy under Planning and After

Deepak Lal

in The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199275793
eISBN:
9780191706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the ideas that shaped independent India's economic policy. Topics covered include Gandhi and Hind Swaraj, the rise of planning, agricultural growth, savings, capital inflows, ... More


Rise and Fall of the Blooming Desert: The Self-Sufficiency Illusion

Eckart Woertz

in Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199659487
eISBN:
9780191749155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659487.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The decades after World War II witnessed a steady rise in irrigation and mechanization of agriculture, particularly in Saudi Arabia. Sedentarization, land distribution, and control of water were ... More


Conclusion

Thirsk Joan

in Alternative Agriculture: A History: From the Black Death to the Present Day

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208136
eISBN:
9780191677922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208136.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions. There are two different important themes discussed in this book. One is about the structure ... More


Agricultural input subsidies: changing theory and practice

Ephraim Chirwa and Andrew Dorward

in Agricultural Input Subsidies: The Recent Malawi Experience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683529
eISBN:
9780191763069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683529.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Agricultural input subsidies were a major feature of agricultural development policies in rural economies from the 1960s to 1980s. The theoretical case for agricultural subsidies is based on their ... More


Agrarian Crisis in India

D. Narasimha Reddy and Srijit Mishra (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198069096
eISBN:
9780199080472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069096.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book contains chapters that deal with the agricultural crisis in India. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the macroeconomic and micro-level issues associated with the crisis, as well as ... More


Ecological concepts of development? The case of colonial Zambia

Sven Speek

in Developing Africa: Concepts and practices in twentieth-century colonialism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091803
eISBN:
9781781706824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091803.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The focus of the chapter is plant ecological and agro-ecological research in colonial Zambia (Northern Rhodesia), from the Great Depression to the beginning of the so called “Second Colonial ... More


Malawi: political, policy, livelihoods, and market background

Ephraim Chirwa and Andrew Dorward

in Agricultural Input Subsidies: The Recent Malawi Experience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683529
eISBN:
9780191763069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683529.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Malawi, a small landlocked country, is highly dependent on the agricultural sector, particularly smallholder agriculture. The structure of production and of the economy have not changed significantly ... More


Introduction

Ephraim Chirwa and Andrew Dorward

in Agricultural Input Subsidies: The Recent Malawi Experience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683529
eISBN:
9780191763069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683529.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter sets out the objectives and contents of the book as a whole. Despite increased economic growth in many African countries, high rates of rural poverty continue, associated with low ... More


Agricultural Input Subsidies: The Recent Malawi Experience

Ephraim Chirwa and Andrew Dorward

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683529
eISBN:
9780191763069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683529.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Agricultural input subsidies were a major feature of development policies in rural economies until the 1980s. Continuing rural poverty with low productivity and fertilizer use in smallholder staple ... More


Palestine's Peculiar Social Experiments

Jessica B. Teisch

in Engineering Nature: Water, Development, and the Global Spread of American Environmental Expertise

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834435
eISBN:
9781469603513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878019_teisch.10
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses agricultural development in Palestine's Jewish settlements, which offers an additional example of how California's engineers tried to draw distant regions into a world economy ... More


Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Karl Zimmerer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520203037
eISBN:
9780520917033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520203037.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Two of the world's most pressing needs—biodiversity conservation and agricultural development in the Third World—are addressed in this multidisciplinary investigation in geography. The book ... More


The Sudan Bread-Basket Dream

Eckart Woertz

in Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199659487
eISBN:
9780191749155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659487.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Gulf countries tried to develop Sudan as an Arab bread-basket in the 1970s. It was hoped that Sudan with its huge land mass and considerable water resources could alleviate the vulnerability of ... More


Agriculture as an Engine of Growth and Poverty Reduction: Lessons for Africa

Douglas Gollin

in Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current and Emerging Issues

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198728450
eISBN:
9780191795343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728450.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews theories and empirical literature on the relationship between agricultural development, economic growth, and poverty reduction, focusing on sub-Saharan Africa. Data show clearly ... More


Agriculture and Food Security

Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan, Rajul Pandya-Lorch, and Sivan Yosef

in International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671656
eISBN:
9780191751127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.003.0026
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The discourse about agriculture and its link to food security have evolved greatly over the past century. Early thinking focused solely on the ability to increase the production of staple foods to ... More


New Directions for Smallholder Agriculture

Peter B. R. Hazell and Atiqur Rahman (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689347
eISBN:
9780191768248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689347.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The majority of the poor and hungry people in the world live on small farms and struggle to subsist on too little land with low input – low yield technologies. At the same time, many other ... More


Conclusions

Ephraim Chirwa and Andrew Dorward

in Agricultural Input Subsidies: The Recent Malawi Experience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683529
eISBN:
9780191763069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683529.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter pulls together the main themes and issues in the book. Following the book’s three part structure, it first summarizes changing subsidy theory and practice, with theoretical recognition ... More


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