Principles of agricultural economics : markets and prices in less developed countries [E-Book] / David Colman and Trevor Young.
Colman, David, (author)
Young, Trevor, (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1989
1 online resource (x, 323 pages)
Wye studies in agricultural and rural development
Full Text
LEADER 02730nam a22003378i 4500
001 CR9780511623509
003 UkCbUP
008 141103s1989||||enk o ||1 0|eng|d
020 |a 9780511623509 
020 |a 9780521334303 
020 |a 9780521336642 
035 |a (Sirsi) a791494 
041 |a eng 
082 0 0 |a 338.1/09172/4  |2 19 
100 1 |a Colman, David,  |e author 
245 1 0 |a Principles of agricultural economics :  |b markets and prices in less developed countries  |h [E-Book] /  |c David Colman and Trevor Young. 
264 1 |a Cambridge :  |b Cambridge University Press,  |c 1989  |e (CUP)  |f CUP20200108 
300 |a 1 online resource (x, 323 pages) 
336 |a text  |b txt  |2 rdacontent 
337 |a computer  |b c  |2 rdamedia 
338 |a online resource  |b cr  |2 rdacarrier 
490 |a Wye studies in agricultural and rural development 
500 |a englisch 
520 |a This textbook addresses the main economic principles required by agricultural economists involved in rural development. The principles of 'micro-economics' or 'price-theory' are of relevance to economists everywhere, but this book reinforces the message of their relevance for rural development by explaining the theory in the specific context of the agricultural and food sectors of developing countries. Hypothetical and actual empirical illustrations drawn almost exclusively from such countries distinguish this book from other economic principles texts that draw their examples almost invariably from industrialised countries, and also from books more oriented to the issue of rural development. The first half of the book deals with the underlying principles of production, supply and demand. These are essential tools for the study and management of the agricultural sector and food markets. In the second half, supply and demand are bought together into a chapter of equilibrium and exchange. This is followed by chapters on trade and the theory of economic welfare. In the final chapter it is shown that much of the material in the earlier chapters can be combined by agricultural economists into a system for analysing and comparing the effects of alternative agricultural policies. The ability of agricultural economics to provide a consistent framework for the analysis of policy problems thus enables it to make a key contribution to rural development. 
650 0 |a Agriculture  |x Economic aspects  |z Developing countries. 
650 0 |a Agricultural prices  |z Developing countries. 
700 1 |a Young, Trevor,  |e author 
856 4 0 |u  |z Volltext 
932 |a CambridgeCore (Order 30059) 
596 |a 1 
949 |a XX(791494.1)  |w AUTO  |c 1  |i 791494-1001  |l ELECTRONIC  |m ZB  |r N  |s Y  |t E-BOOK  |u 8/1/2020  |x UNKNOWN  |z UNKNOWN  |1 ONLINE