Back cover blurb Rising agricultural productivity has driven improvements in living standards for millennia Today redoubling that effort in developing countries is critical to reducing extreme poverty ensuring food security for an increasing global population and adapting to changes in climate This volume presents fresh analysis on global trends and sources of productivity growth in agriculture and
offers new perspectives on the drivers of that growth It argues that gains from the reallocation of land and new perspectives on the drivers of that growth It argues that gains from the reallocation of land and are not as promising as believed so policy needs to focus on the generation and dissemination of new technologies which reuires stepping p national research efforts Yet in many of the poorest nations a serious research spending gap has emerged precisely
At The Time When The Challenges Faced the time when the challenges faced agriculture are intensifying The book focus. Es on how this problem
Can Be In The be redressed in the as well as on reforms aimed at mobilizing new private sector actors and value chains particularly creating a better enabling environment reforming trade regulations introducing new products and strengthening intellectual property rights On the demand side the book examines what recent research reveals about policies to reduce the barriers impeding smallholder farmers from adopting new technologies Harvesting Prosperity is the fourth volume of the World Bank Productivity Project which seeks to bring frontier thinking on the measurement and determinants of productivity to global policy makers As rightly argued by the authors growth in agricultural productivity is the essential instrument to promote development in low income is the essential instrument to promote development in low income based countries Achieving this reuires research and.
Summary Harvesting ProsperityDevelopment Les Altaens : Peuple turc des montagnes de Sibrie upgrading ofniversities reinforcement of farmer capacities removal of constraints to adoption
and the development of inclusive value chains with interlinked contracts As important suchthe development of inclusive value chains with interlinked contracts As important such also need to be placed within a context of comprehensive agricultural rural and structural transformations However in many countries implementation of the reuisite policies has been lagging This book with contributions from many top experts in the field provides the most p to date presentation of this argument and explains in detail how to successfully put its ideas into practice Governments the private sector and civil society organizations need to study it carefully to turn the promise of agriculture for development into
A REALITY ALAIN DE JANVRY AND ELISABETH SADOULET PROFESSORSreality Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet Professors the Graduate School University of California at Berkele. ,