1st Edition

Science, Politics, And The Agricultural Revolution In Asia

ISBN 9780367286736
Published June 4, 2019 by Routledge
512 Pages

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Book Description

Agriculture in southern Asia has undergone a radical transformation in recent years, one that continues to alter the political economy of the area. Beyond the familiar elements of the green revolution, there has been an increase in resource exploitation for food production, and a rise in the economic and political strength of food producers, as wel

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Technology Transfer and the Commercialization of Indian Agriculture -- The Political Economy of Technological Innovation in Indian Agriculture -- Agricultural Modernization and Rural Inequality in the United States and India -- Institutional Transfer of Technology: The Land-Grant Model and the Agricultural University at Pantnagar -- Agricultural Universities and Transfer of Technology in India: The Importance of Management -- Alternate Routes to Agrarian Change and the Responsibility of Research -- Assumptions and Approach of the All-India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture -- Alternate Routes to Increasing Rice Yields and the Implications for Research in Sri Lanka -- Agricultural Research in Socialist China -- The Interplay of Science, Technology and Values in Agricultural Transfers and Research -- Technology as Political Weaponry -- The Responsibility of the Scientific and Technological Enterprise in Technology Transfers -- Centralized Research and the Complexity of Social Agriculture -- Removing the Limitations on Science: On the Responsibilities of Rice Research in Bangladesh -- Responsibilities of the Underwriters of the Agricultural Revolution -- Collaboration Between National and International Institutions in the Development of Improved Agricultural Technology -- Setting Priorities for Rice Research in Asia -- The Green Revolution and the Rural Poor in South Asia: Institutional Requirement -- United States—Sponsored Development: Is It Possible?

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 Robert S. Anderson University of Colorado at Boulder.