Technological Change and Rural Development in Poor Countries

Neglected Issues

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Author: Kartik Chandra Roy,Cal Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 177

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Rural development is a subject that appears to be plagued by a central paradox: development is necessary to alleviate rural poverty, but while new technology has raised agricultural output, it has also increased the suffering of millions of poor landless families in many Third World countries. The rural poor, especially women, have been marginalized; urban migrants have become desperate unemployed squatters, not well-paid industrial workers; and environmental degradation has proved severe. The authors argue that many development programmes go awry because the authorities neglect essential development issues. Development must be defined in terms of the provision of basic human needs which include life expectancy, infant mortality, and literacy indicators which reflect the quality of life of the bulk of the population, not just a narrow elite. What they suggest is that the issues neglected by the conventional approach must be addressed if true development is to occur.

FSR paper series

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Author: Kansas State University

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agricultural systems

Page: N.A

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El Chasqui

boletín informativo del Departamento de Recursos Naturales Renovables, CATIE.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forests and forestry

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Agrindex

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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Agricultural Research and the Rural Poor

A Review of Social Science Analysis

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Author: Stephen Biggs,John Farrington

Publisher: International Development Research

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agricultural innovations

Page: 139

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This book reviews recent trends in social science analysis in agricultural research (SSAAR), identifying gaps in research & outlining areas of high potential payoff to future SSAAR. Major themes treated in the evolution of theory on the generation & diffusion of agricultural technology since the 1950's are reviewed. The authors construct a framework for priority setting that includes historical, technological & institutional dimensions & provide examples of its application. The increasing complexity facing SSAAR as it responds to concerns over poverty & the environment is highlighted in the conclusions. Over 1000 references are classified by major themes in an annex. This review is intended for agricultural scientists, research planners & policy-makers. U.S. orders should be directed to UNIPUB, 4611-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391, phone toll free 1-800-274-4888 or Agribookstore, Winrock International (only carry agricultural titles), Rosslyn Plaza, 1611 North Kent Street, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 525-9439, Fax: (703) 525-1744. Canadian orders should be sent to IDRC, P.O. Box 8500, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 3H9, Phone: (613) 236-6163, Fax: (613) 238-7230.

Rural women

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Author: C.A.B. International

Publisher: North Amer Cab Intl

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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Books in Series

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221092

Category: Monographic series

Page: 1756

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