A major problem for less developed countries is to make their primary sectors sufficiently profitable in order to be able to build up manufacturing and service sectors. This edited collection, first published in 1985, examines the nature of the primary sector and its role in economic development. Chapters consider problems of stagnation and income distribution in such countries as Chile and Brazil; trade in national primary products and exports in Africa and the Middle East; and reform and policies of development in countries such as Peru. An interesting volume with an international scope, this title will be of value to economics students with a particular interest in the role of the primary sector in developing economies.
Preface; Introduction Mats Lundahl; Part I: The Role of the Primary Sector 1. The Primary Sector: Composition and Functions Markos J. Mamalakis 2. The Role of the Primary Sector in African Development Ester Boserup 3. What Do Smallholders Do for a Living? Some Evidence from Kenya Arne Bigsten; Part II: Problems of Stagnation and Income Distribution 4. The Effect of Population Growth on a Peasant Economy: The Case of Bangladesh Alia Ahmad 5. Agricultural Stagnation in Chile, 1930-55: A Result of Factor Market Imperfections? Mats Lundahl 6. The Distribution of Income in Brazil and Its Dependence on International and Domestic Agricultural Policies Per Lundborg 7. Growth and Stagnation in the Malaysian Rubber Smallholder Industry Christer Gunnarsson; Part III: Trade in Primary Products 8. The Impact of Primary Exports on the Ghanaian Economy: Linkages and Leakages from Mining and Cocoa 1956-69 Edward Horesh and Susan Joekes 9. Mineral-led Development: The Political Economy of Namibia Bo Södersten 10. Primary Exports, Manufacturing and Development Ronald Findlay 11. Dutch Disease in Developing Countries: Swallowing Bitter Medicine Michael Roemer 12. Migration and Emigrants’ Remittances: Theory and Evidence from the Middle East Frank Kirwan; Part IV: Generating Change 13. Dynamic Aspects of Agricultural Policy: Intervention or Regulation? Ian G. Simpson 14. Peru – 20 Years of Agrarian Reform Tom Alberts 15. The Interaction of Research and Training in Agricultural Development A. Steven Englander; Part V: The Socialist Experience 16. On the Socialisation of Labour in Rural Cooperation Stefan Hedlund 17. Agricultural Development in Tanzania 1961-82: Performance and Major Constraints Benno J. Ndulu and Lucian A. Msambichaka 18. Agriculture in the Transition to Socialism: The Case of South Vietnam Melanie Beresford; List of Contributors; Index
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