Agricultural Transformation: Concept and Country Perspectives

By: Subir Ghosh (Ed.)

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Low agricultural growth and increasing population pressure raise the problem of poverty of a nation. As agriculture is the only mainstay of most of the rural people of nation, there is need to transform traditional agricultural practices to more specialized production, oriented towards the market or other systems of exchange so as to ensure better standard of living. Agricultural transformation is a process through which a single farm shifts from traditional production system to a highly specialized production system towards market orientation. Agricultural transformation not only creates output for final consumption but also supplies inputs for other manufacturing industries. The process involves a greater dependence on input and output delivery systems and increased integration of agricultural transformation aims to create a market-oriented and internationally competitive agricultural production system through the adoption of new technologies so as to improve the socioeconomic status of the rural masses. It is a broader process in which an increasing proportion of economic output and employment are generated by sectors other than agriculture. In this way, agricultural transformation can be a market-oriented production system through the structural transformation of rural masses which can create integrated rural development. With this background, an attempt has been made in this book to introduce the concept of agricultural transformation and discuss the efforts made in different countries towards its implementation.Contents: I: Introduction. 1. Agricultural Transformation: Concepts and Prospects/Subir Ghosh. 2. Farmer Participation in Private Sector Agricultural Extension/Dominic Glover. 3. Effects of Agricultural Management on Soil Organic Matter and Carbon Transformation A Review/Xiaobing Lir, SJ Herbert, AM Hashemi, X Zhang and G Ding. 4. Agricultural Transformation Towards Marketization/Nirbachita Karmakar. 5. Ecosystem Approaches to Research on Agricultural Transformation, Nutrition and Human Health. 6. Agricultural Transformation and Changing Status of Women/P. Narasimha Rao and R. Venkata Rao. II: Country Perspectives. 7. Post Communist Transformation in Bulgaria Implications for Development of Agricultural Specialization and Farming Structures/Hrabrin Bachev. 8. Agricultural Extension in Africa and Asia/ Carl K Eicher. 9. Agricultural Transformation in Latin America/Basistha Chatterjee. 10. Agricultural Transformation: The Case of China/Asis Kumar Pain. 11. Agricultural Transformation in India/Basistha Chatterjee and Visvarup Chakravarti. 12. Contract Farming and Horticulture: A Perspective on Agricultural Transformation in India/Rahul Gupta. Index. Printed Pages: 224.

Title: Agricultural Transformation: Concept and Country Perspectives

Author Name: Subir Ghosh (Ed.)

Categories: Agricullture & Farming, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, SBS Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd.: 2012

ISBN: 8131427048

ISBN 13: 9788131427040

Binding: Hardcover

Seller ID: 900224

Keywords: Agricultural Transformation: Concept and Country Perspectives Subir Ghosh (Ed.)