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World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development

dc.contributor.authorWorld Bank
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-06T19:46:29Z
dc.date.available2012-04-06T19:46:29Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.description.abstractThe world's demand for food is expected to double within the next 50 years, while the natural resources that sustain agriculture will become increasingly scarce, degraded, and vulnerable to the effects of climate change. In many poor countries, agriculture accounts for at least 40 percent of GDP and 80 percent of employment. At the same time, about 70 percent of the world's poor live in rural areas and most depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. World Development Report 2008 seeks to assess where, when, and how agriculture can be an effective instrument for economic development, especially development that favors the poor. It examines several broad questions: How has agriculture changed in developing countries in the past 20 years? What are the important new challenges and opportunities for agriculture? Which new sources of agricultural growth can be captured cost effectively in particular in poor countries with large agricultural sectors as in Africa? How can agricultural growth be made more effective for poverty reduction? How can governments facilitate the transition of large populations out of agriculture, without simply transferring the burden of rural poverty to urban areas? How can the natural resource endowment for agriculture be protected? How can agriculture's negative environmental effects be contained? This year's report marks the 30th year the World Bank has been publishing the World Development Report.en
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-8213-6807-7
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10986/5990
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWashington, DC
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holderWorld Bank
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subjectFood
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectIivelihood
dc.subjectEconomic development
dc.subjectAgricultural growth
dc.subjectAgricultural sectors
dc.subjectAgricultural Production
dc.subjectAgricultural Protection
dc.subjectDeveloped Countries
dc.subjectIncome
dc.subjectPolitical Economy
dc.subjectProducers
dc.subjectProductivity
dc.subjectProductivity Growth
dc.subjectRisk Management
dc.subjectTaxation
dc.titleWorld Development Report 2008en
dc.title.subtitleAgriculture for Developmenten
dspace.entity.typePublication
okr.globalpracticeMacroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpracticeSocial, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpracticeAgriculture
okr.globalpracticePoverty
okr.globalpracticeEnvironment and Natural Resources
okr.identifier.doi10.1596/978-0-8213-6807-7
okr.identifier.report41455
okr.language.supporteden
okr.peerreviewAcademic Peer Review
okr.region.countryIndia
okr.region.countryIndonesia
okr.topicEnvironment
okr.topicPoverty Reduction
okr.topicRural Development
okr.topicAgriculture
okr.topicMacroeconomics and Economic Growth
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