Agriculture in Transition

Agriculture in Transition : Land Policies and Evolving Farm Structures in Post Soviet Countries

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In Agriculture in Transition: Land Policies and Evolving Farm Structures in Post Soviet Countries authors Zvi Lerman, Csaba Csaki, and Gershon Feder study the land policies and farming structures of these newly emerging nations as components of institutional change in the rural sector - change from a centralized rural economy to a market-oriented economy.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 362.88g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739108069
  • 9780739108062

Review quote

This book is an excellent resource for research and teaching as well as for anyone engaged in policy analysis and policy advisory work. There has been an unfortunate tendency to focus too much on commonality and not enough on differences in transition economy initial conditions and processes of reform. This book takes a carefully balanced approach, which acknowledges the common heritage but also clearly shows the different approaches to reform, the underlying reasons for these differences and the consequences of the differing paths. By highlighting divergent approaches taken in a wide variety of countries the authors provide a rich and comprehensive analysis and derive lessons from this analysis that could not be obtained from a more simplistic approach. -- William Meyers, professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State University, former director, Agriculture and Economic Development Analysis Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The authors of Agriculture in Transition, Zvi Lerman, Csaba Csaki, and Gershon Feder-leading experts in the field of agricultural transition-offer a book, which is an enlightening synthesis of their professional work during the first decade of transition. The particular strength of this book lies in its balanced approach: whilst providing important policy-relevant answers, the book relies on combination of well researched factual detail based on reach data and field experience, with rigorous economic analysis. This makes Agriculture in Transition an excellent resource for everyone engaged in research, teaching, and policy advisory work on transition issues. European Review Of Agricultural Economics Agriculture in Transition is the best factual and analytical work available on land policy and related issues in the Post-Soviet economies. It will be invaluable to anyone seeking to understand what has been happening in the agriculture of these countries, and what needs to happen for their farm sectors to recover. -- Bruce Gardner, professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland, College Parkshow more

About Zvi Lerman

Zvi Lerman teaches financial management, accounting and cooperative theory at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Csaba Csaki is senior advisor, World Bank Rural Development Department. Gershon Feder is research manager, World Bank Rural Development Department.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Arena and the Common Heritage Chapter 3 Divergent Approaches to Reform: Land Policies Chapter 4 Divergent Approaches to Reform: Changes in Fram Structure Chapter 5 Reforms, Policy Environment, and Agricultural Performance Chapter 6 Lessons of Transition in Agriculture 7 Sources and Referencesshow more