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Science for Agriculture and Rural Development in Low-income Countries

Editors: Roetter, R., van Keulen, H., Kuiper, M., Verhagen, J., van Laar, H.H. (Eds.)

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  • Illustrates the implementation of novel research approaches to rural development and sustainable agriculture in low-income countries
  • Draws lessons from pluri-annual collaborative research projects on RDSA from sub-Saharan Africa and East, South and South East Asia
  • Identifies gaps in knowledge and outlines future challenges and promising directions of RDSA research
  • Provides examples of contributions of research to increased knowledge and strengthened research capacity
  • Recognizes failures of collaborative research for improved future investments into generation of Agricultural Knowledge, Science & Technology for Development
  • First time a long-term (1998 – 2005) national research program on North – South cooperation dealing with RDSA has been evaluated
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Since 1998, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Food Quality (LNV) promotes development-orientated agricultural and environmental research and strengthening of North-South partnerships through its International Cooperation (DLO-IC) research programme. By 2005, some 70 collaborative North-South projects had been carried out. All science groups in Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) were involved in the implementation of the programme and at least half the projects and activities undertaken were directly related to Rural Development and Sustainable Agriculture (RDSA).

Facing new challenges with respect to sustainable development strategies for low-income countries, related to global environmental change and globalization of markets, an interdisciplinary Wageningen research group set out to draw lessons from the DLO-IC projects of the last eight years, stimulate discussion and support identification of a future research agenda for RDSA. In that process, special emphasis was given to lessons for future thinking about the contribution of agriculture to: 1) poverty alleviation and rural livelihoods; 2)food security, human nutrition and health; 3) environmental sustainability and natural resource management.

In discussing the way ahead, a number of major research challenges, as well as policy questions are outlined. These include the interrelations between climate change and food security and environmental degradation, increased demand for biofuels and animal feed, and competing claims on natural resources, and rural development and livelihood strategies in low-income countries.

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"The book includes a description of 12 specific projects dealing with different topics of rural development in Africa and Asia. The projects cover a variety of subjects, including deforestation, erosion, soil and water management, and land use change. … this book is a valuable contribution that is of particular interest to those concerned with food security and global environmental and economic change." (Vicente Barros, Eos, September, 2008)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science for Agriculture and Rural Development in Low-income Countries
Editors
  • Reimund Roetter
  • Herman van Keulen
  • Marijke Kuiper
  • J. Verhagen
  • H. H. van Laar
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6617-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6617-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6616-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9285-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 220
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