Dryland agriculture in Asia: ideas, paradigms and policies.

Dar, W D and Bantilan, M C S and Anupama, G V and Deepthi, H and Padmaja, R (2007) Dryland agriculture in Asia: ideas, paradigms and policies. In: Reasserting the rural development agenda: lessons learned and emerging challenges in Asia. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Pasir Panjang, Singapore , pp. 191-226. ISBN 978-981-230-403-2

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This chapter summarizes the major challenges in achieving food security, income growth, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability for the dryland regions of Asia. It also identifies future strategies and priorities as it highlights emerging issues that threaten the sustainability of dryland agriculture and future sources of growth. The first part of the chapter provides an overview of the dynamics of dryland agriculture. The next section analyses the persistent challenges facing it, and identifies opportunities such as agricultural diversification, trade liberalization, the commercial orientation of agriculture, and institutional innovations. Finally, implications for policy, research priorities and development pathways are drawn, followed by a vision for Asian dryland agriculture.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Ms Vibha Raju
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2011 05:02
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 08:40
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/2818
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