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Title:
Reasserting the rural development agenda : lessons learned and emerging challenges in Asia
Publication Information:
Singapore : Institute Of Southeast Asian Studies, 2007
Physical Description:
xx, 414 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN:
9789812304032

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PSZ JB 30000010178610 HN655.2.C6 R42 2007 Open Access Book
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The agricultural sector's perceived importance in the international development circle waned dramatically after the 1980s, and investments in rural development and agricultural research and development declined sharply. This volume reasserts the role of agricultural and rural development in the economic development debate. By revisiting the evolution of ideas, paradigms and empirical evidence, and by drawing on Asian experiences, the book intends to set a reinvigorated agenda on agricultural and rural development both for research and policy discussions in the coming decades.Written by internationally acknowledged research scholars, this book is helpful to a wide range of audience, including researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, and students interested in rural development in Asia and its future evolutions.