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Globalisation, Agriculture And Development

Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific

Matthew Tonts , M. A.B. Siddique

Edited by Matthew Tonts, Director, Institute for Regional Development, The University of Western Australia and M.A.B. Siddique, Associate Professor in Economics, Business School, University of Western Australia

2011 264 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 818 7
ebook isbn 978 1 84980 959 7

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‘This volume is both opportune and important. The issue of the links between globalization, agriculture and development need urgently to be emphasised in a world economy transfixed by issues of energy, industry and finance, the problems of the triad states, and the rise of the BRICs. The chapters in this volume begin this task through studies of agricultural change in Asia-Pacific countries, including Australia, New Zealand, the ASEAN nations, India and China. They show the uneven impacts of liberalization, contracting, and modernization that bring social change in their wake.’
– Mike Taylor, University of Birmingham, UK

Contributors: N. Argent, J.N. Callow, S. Chatterjee, J. Clifton, Z. Dingtao, P. Huddleston, K.E. Jackson, B. Pritchard, A. Rae, R. Ray, B.J. Shaw, M.A.B. Siddique, M. Tonts, Y. Wu

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This book explores the links between globalization, agriculture and development in a number of contemporary Asia-Pacific nations. It highlights the complex and diversified nature of agricultural change in these contexts, and the ways in which this shapes patterns of economic and social development. Globalisation, Agriculture and Development shows that while agriculture continues to play an important role in local, regional and national development, both the industry and the communities it supports are facing an increasing number of economic, social and environmental challenges.

This well-researched book will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students in development studies, development economics, geography and rural sociology, public policy, politics and agricultural science. Researchers working in development studies, development economics, human geography, rural sociology, agricultural economics and rural sociology will also find this book beneficial.

Full table of contents


1. Globalisation, Agriculture and Development: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific
Matthew Tonts and M.A.B. Siddique

2. Australian Agriculture in the Global Economic Mosaic
Neil Argent

3. Market Efficiency, Agriculture and Prosperity in Rural Australia
Bill Pritchard and Matthew Tonts

4. Globalisation, Agriculture and Development: New Zealand’s Path to Prosperity?
Kenneth E. Jackson

5. Agriculture and Economic Development in India and China: An Overview
M.A.B. Siddique

6. Globalisation, India’s Evolving Food Economy and Trade Prospects for Australia and New Zealand
Srikanta Chatterjee, Allan Rae and Ranjan Ray

7. Global Integration and Agricultural Productivity in China
Yanrui Wu and Zhao Dingtao

8. Globalisation and Agriculture in the ASEAN Region
M.A.B. Siddique

9. Agriculture, Development and Southeast Asian Megacities
Brian J. Shaw

10. Contract Farming and Technology Transfer: Perspectives from the Philippines’ Oil Palm Industry
Paul Huddleston

11. Agriculture, Land Use and Conservation Initiatives in Indonesia: Implications for Development and Sustainability
Julian Clifton

12. Globalised Agriculture, Development and the Environment
J.N. Callow and Julian Clifton

13. Globalisation, Agriculture and Development in the Asia-Pacific: Reflections and Future Challenges
M.A.B. Siddique and Matthew Tonts


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