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  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

Success in Agricultural Transformation

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Lifting and keeping millions out of poverty requires that smallholder agriculture be productive and profitable in the developing world. Do we know how t make this happen? Researchers and practitioners debate how best to do so. The prevailing methodology, which claims causality from measures of statistical significance, is inductive and yields contradictory results. In this book, instead of correlations, Isabelle Tsakok looks for patterns common to cases of successful agricultural transformation and then test them against other cases. She hypothesises that five conditions are necessary to achieve success. She concludes that government investment in and delivery of public goods and services sustained over decades is essential to meeting these conditions and thus successfully transforming poverty-ridden agricultures. No amount of foreign aid can substitute for such sustained government commitment. The single most important threat to government commitment is subservience to the rich and powerful minority.

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Author(s):
Isabelle Tsakok
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521717698
ISBN-13:
9780521717694
Number of pages:
397
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Success in Agricultural Transformation

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Lifting and keeping millions out of poverty requires that smallholder agriculture be productive and profitable in the developing world. Do we know how t make this happen? Researchers and practitioners debate how best to do so. The prevailing methodology, which claims causality from measures of statistical significance, is inductive and yields contradictory results. In this book, instead of correlations, Isabelle Tsakok looks for patterns common to cases of successful agricultural transformation and then test them against other cases. She hypothesises that five conditions are necessary to achieve success. She concludes that government investment in and delivery of public goods and services sustained over decades is essential to meeting these conditions and thus successfully transforming poverty-ridden agricultures. No amount of foreign aid can substitute for such sustained government commitment. The single most important threat to government commitment is subservience to the rich and powerful minority.

Author(s):
Isabelle Tsakok
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521717698
ISBN-13:
9780521717694
Number of pages:
397
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Success in Agricultural Transformation

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