The Dragon and the Elephant

The Dragon and the Elephant : A Comparative Study of Agricultural and Rural Reforms in China and India

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This volume of comparative essays analyses key lessons from the reform experiences-agricultural and rural-of India and China and provide policy insights for the continuing reform processes in these two countries as well as for other developing and transition economies. The volume provides factual information on initial conditions in agriculture, changes that have occurred over time, and policies in the two countries. It demonstrates how agriculture-led reform and development provides necessary conditions for manufacturing and service sectors to grow and reform along with a reduction in poverty at the same rate of growth. The comparative analyses extends across the areas of: land reforms; human and social development; public investment; agricultural R irrigation and the water sector; domestic agricultural marketing; WTO and agricultural trade liberalization; agricultural and rural diversification; rural non-farm sector; and anti-poverty programs and safety more

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  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 2.54 x 2.54 x 2.54mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • OUP India
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195693507
  • 9780195693508

Table of contents

Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I: 1. Introduction; 2. Overview of Reforms and Development; Part II Access to Land, Health and Education: Initial Conditions and Reforms: 3. The Chinese Land Tenure system: Paractce and Perspectives; 4. Land Institutions, Policy, and Reforms in India; 5. Basic Health Protection System in Rural China; Part III: Investments in Rural Areas, Technology, and Irrigation: 6. Public Investment, Growth and Poverty Reduction: A Comparative Analysis;7. The Reform of Agricultural Research System and Intellectual Property Rights Protection in China; 8. Agricultural Research and Technology in India: Status, Impact, and Contemporary Issues; 9. Policy and Institutional Reforms in the Water Sector: Experiences and Lessons from China and India; 10.Future Prospects for Water and Food in China and India: A Comparative Assessment; Part IV: Market and Trade Reforms: 11. Striking a Balance between Sequencing and Speed: Agricultural Marketing Reforms in China; 12. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Market Reforms in Indian Agriculture; 13. Gains from Trade Reform: The Likely Impact of China's WTO Accession on its Agriculture; 14. Agricultural Trade Liberalization, Poverty and Food Security: The Indian Experience; Part V: Rural Diversificationand Vertical Integration: 15. China's Non-farm development Sector Development: Implications for Rural Off-farm Employment and Rural Development; 16. Rural Non-farm Sector in Indian Economy: Growth, Challenges and Future Direction; 17. Diversification: Implications for Rural Growth in China; 18. FromPlate to Plough: Agricultural Diversification in India; 19. Transaction Costs and Marketing Chain Efficiency: The Case of Tomato in Nanjing City; Part VI: Poverty Alleviation Programmes and Safety Nets: 20. Poverty Alleviation in China: Success and Lessons; 21. Anti-poverty Programmes in India: Are they Pro-poor; Part VII: 22. Synthesis: Lessons and Challenges; more