9780199689354

New Directions for Smallholder Agriculture

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/6/2014
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography


Peter B. R. Hazell, Professorial Research Associate, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London,Atiqur Rahman, Consultant, International Fund for Agricultural Development

Peter Hazell trained as an agriculturalist in the UK before completing his PhD in agricultural economics at Cornell University. He had a long career as a research economist at the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), including serving as director of the environment and production technology division and the development strategy and governance division. He has been Visiting Professor at Imperial College London and a Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His extensive and widely cited publications include works on new methods of using mathematical programming to solve farm and agricultural sector planning problems; the impact of technological change on growth and poverty reduction; the appropriate role of agricultural insurance in developing countries; and agriculture's growth linkages to the rural non-farm economy. He has worked throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Central America.

Atiqur Rahman has held various managerial, research, and teaching positions at IFAD and previously worked at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies. He was a visiting Professor at the University of California, Riverside and an Adjunct Professor at John Cabot University, Rome. He was the lead co-coordinator and researcher of the IFAD 2001 Rural Poverty Report. He has published widely.

Table of Contents


Kanayo F. Nwanze: Foreword
1: Peter Hazell and Atiqur Rahman: Introduction
PART I: The State of Smallholder Agriculture in the Developing World
2: Gordon Conway: On Being a Smallholder
3: Geoffrey Livingston, Steven Schonberger and Sara Delaney: Right Place, Right Time: The State of Smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa
4: Ganesh Thapa and Raghav Gaiha: Smallholder Farming in Asia and the Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities
5: Julio A. Berdegué and Ricardo Fuentealba: The State of Smallholders in Agriculture in Latin America
PART II: The Business Agenda for Smallholders
6: Maximo Torero: Targeting Investments to Link Farmers to Markets: A Framework for Capturing the Heterogeneity of Smallholder Farmers
7: Sukhpal Singh: Promoting Small Farmer Market Access in Asia: Issues, Experiences, and Mechanisms
8: Atiqur Rahman and Jennifer Smolak: Financing Smallholder Farmers in Developing Countries
9: Akinwumi A. Adesina, Augustine Langyintuo, Nixon Bugo, Kehinde Makinde, George Bigirwa, and John Wakiumu: Improving Farmers' Access to Agricultural Inputs and Finance: Approaches and Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa
10: Martin Evans: Corporate Agribusiness Development and Small Farms
11: John Lynam and Stephen Twomlow: A Twenty-First Century Balancing Act: Smallholder Farm Technology and Cost-Effective Research
12: Calestous Juma and David Spielman: Farmers as Entrepreneurs: Sources of Agricultural Innovation in Africa
PART III: Enhanced Livelihood Opportunities for Smallholders
13: Edward Heinemann: The Changing Rural World and Livelihood Options for Resource-Poor Rural People
14: Klaus Deininger: Securing Land Rights for Smallholder Farmers
15: Mahabub Hossain and W. M. H. Jaim: Empowering Women to Become Farmer Entrepreneurs: Case Study of an NGO Supported Programme in Bangladesh
16: Camilla Toulmin: Securing a Future for Smallholder Farmers in an Era of Climate Change
17: Steve Wiggins: Rural Non-Farm Economy: Current Understandings, Policy Options, and Future Possibilities
18: Peter Hazell and Atiqur Rahman: Conclusion: The Policy Agenda
Foreword, Kanayo F. Nwanze
1. Introduction, Peter Hazell and Atiqur Rahman
PART I: The State of Smallholder Agriculture in the Developing World
2. On Being a Smallholder, Gordon Conway
3. Right Place, Right Time: The State of Smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa, Geoffrey Livingston, Steven Schonberger and Sara Delaney
4. Smallholder Farming in Asia and the Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities, Ganesh Thapa and Raghav Gaiha
5. The State of Smallholders in Agriculture in Latin America, Julio A. Berdegue and Ricardo Fuentealba
PART II: The Business Agenda for Smallholders
6. Targeting Investments to Link Farmers to Markets: A Framework for Capturing the Heterogeneity of Smallholder Farmers, Maximo Torero
7. Promoting Small Farmer Market Access in Asia: Issues, Experiences, and Mechanisms, Sukhpal Singh
8. Financing Smallholder Farmers in Developing Countries, Atiqur Rahman and Jennifer Smolak
9. Improving Farmers' Access to Agricultural Inputs and Finance: Approaches and Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa, Akinwumi A. Adesina, Augustine Langyintuo, Nixon Bugo, Kehinde Makinde, George Bigirwa, and John Wakiumu
10. Corporate Agribusiness Development and Small Farms, Martin Evans
11. A Twenty-First Century Balancing Act: Smallholder Farm Technology and Cost-Effective Research, John Lynam and Stephen Twomlow
12. Farmers as Entrepreneurs: Sources of Agricultural Innovation in Africa, Calestous Juma and David Spielman
PART III: Enhanced Livelihood Opportunities for Smallholders
13. The Changing Rural World and Livelihood Options for Resource-Poor Rural People, Edward Heinemann
14. Securing Land Rights for Smallholder Farmers, Klaus Deininger
15. Empowering Women to Become Farmer Entrepreneurs: Case Study of an NGO Supported Programme in Bangladesh, Mahabub Hossain and W. M. H. Jaim
16. Securing a Future for Smallholder Farmers in an Era of Climate Change, Camilla Toulmin
17. Rural Non-Farm Economy: Current Understandings, Policy Options, and Future Possibilities, Steve Wiggins
18. Conclusion: The Policy Agenda, Peter Hazell and Atiqur Rahman

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