Published in 1999, the book is the proceedings volume of the 23rd International Conference of Agricultural Economists, held in Sacramento, California, in August 1997. It continues the series of triennial IAAE conferences.
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Contents: Introduction: The 23rd Conference and the Association; Presidential address: technology, policy and trade: the keys to food security and environmental protection; Elmhirst memorial lecture: the dynamics of agriculture. Security and Demand Challenges: Global Level and National Policy Issues, Household Consumption Improvement: Food security: a global perspective; National food security: a policy perspective for India; Food security and the household. Agricultural Diversification and New Technology: diversification and international trade; Rural economy and farm income diversification in developing countries; Agricultural biotechnology: economic and international implications. Resource Management in Agriculture: Water and Land, Biodiversity, Agriculture and Climate: Water and land resources and global food supply; Impacts of global warming on agriculture; The management of genetic resources for agriculture: ecology and information, externalities and policies. Economics of Policy and Institutional Change: Institutional and organizational forces shaping the agricultural transformation process: experiences, causes and implications; Policy and institutional change for agriculture in China: production, consumption and trade implications; Regionalism in world food markets: implications for trade and welfare. Contributed Papers - Households, Diets and Credit: Determinants of time spent in non-farm employment by farmers in Northern Ghana; Intra-household resource allocation in Ghana: the impact of the distribution of asset ownership within the household; Determinants of diversification of urban Sahel diets into maize: a contingent valuation study of processed maize demand in Mali; Will European diets be similar? A cointegration approach; The effects of food aid on maize prices in Mozambique; Choices by poor households when the interest rate for deposits differs from the interest rate for loans; Factors affecting rural medium-term loan repayment: evidence from a Sou