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Agricultural Diversification and Smallholders in South Asia

Ashok Gulati (Author) P K Joshi (Author) Ralph Cummings Jr (Author)
Synopsis Pro-poor opportunities are rapidly unfolding in South Asia, Spurred by new lifestyles and tastes, stimulated by increasing incomes, spreading urbanization, and expanding globalisation, Dietary patterns are changing of both the poor and the rich, as well as rural and urban consumes, from staplefoodgrains to high value-commodities such as fruits, vegetables, milk, meat, eggs, and fish.  The real challenge is how to grab these opportunities to alleviate poverty and improve quality of life, particularly for smallholders.  This book, comprising contributions by experts from various countries, provides a range of information, analysis, and the beginnings of pathways to accelerate agricultural diversification and facilitate inclusiveness of smallholders through correcting incentives, evolving institutions, and developing infrastructure.
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About the authors

Ashok Gulati

Ashok Gulati is currently Director in Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).  Between 2001 and 2006 he was Director, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division at IFPRI.  Ashok Gulati has a distinguished record in policy analysis and advice.  He has several books and research papers to his credit, and he has also served as a member of the Economic Advisory Council of the Prime Minister of India, member of State Planning Board of Karnataka, etc. 

Ralph Cummings Jr

Ralph Cummings Jr. has served with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Harvard Development Advisory Service as well as faculties of several US universities.  He has been US Representative to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and US executive Director to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).  He has authored, co –authored, or edited six books and numerous published articles. 

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Bibliographic information

Title Agricultural Diversification and Smallholders in South Asia
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8171885519
length 626p., Maps; Tables; References; Index; 24cm.