Rural Transition in Azerbaijan
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The book demonstrates that reform policies_including privatization of land and the shift from collective to individual farming_have a significant impact on agricultural growth, rural incomes, and poverty alleviation. The analysis spans more than 40 years of agricultural and rural development in Azerbaijan, based on country-level statistical data and original farm and household surveys.show more

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  • Hardback | 187 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 10.16mm | 430.91g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739143166
  • 9780739143162

Review quote

This is a careful, comprehensive and scholarly work which documents the path of agricultural and rural reform in Azerbaijan and persuasively links rural economic performance to policy decisions. Because of the solid economic analysis and the cogent comparisons with other transition economies, it is far more than a study of Azerbaijan. It is a treatise on how policies drive economic performance and how policy differences can explain divergent performance paths in transition economies. -- William H. Meyers, University of Missouri-Columbia Azerbaijan is one of the few countries which instituted a land reform leading to high agricultural performance. Hence, this book is much more than just a country-specific case study. It will spur the debate on the design of land reform and farm sizes andits impact on world agriculture. It should be required reading for academics and policy makers who want to understand the present poor performance of agriculture in many transition and developing countries and who want to develop policy alternatives whichmake the disadvantaged in the world more self-sufficient. Ulrich Koester, Kiel Universityyy -- Ulrich Koester, Kiel University Azerbaijan is one of the few countries which instituted a land reform leading to high agricultural performance. Hence, this book is much more than just a country-specific case study. It will spur the debate on the design of land reform and farm sizes and its impact on world agriculture. It should be required reading for academics and policy makers who want to understand the present poor performance of agriculture in many transition and developing countries and who want to develop policy alternatives which make the disadvantaged in the world more self-sufficient. Ulrich Koester, Kiel University -- Ulrich Koester, Kiel Universityshow more

About Zvi Lerman

Zvi Lerman is professor and Sir Henry d'Avigdor Goldsmid Chair in Agricultural Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is author of Agriculture in Transition: Land Policies and Evolving Farm Structures in Post-Soviet Countries. David J. Sedik is Chief of the Policy Assistance Branch responsible for the development of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN field program, rendering agricultural policy advice to member countries, and assembling country information in the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Azerbaijan: The Country and the People Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Policy and Agricultural Development in Azerbaijan Chapter 4 Chapter 3. The Design and Implementation of Land Reform Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Outcomes of Reform: Transition to Individual Farming and Sector Recovery Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Outcomes of Reform: Rural Incomes and Poverty Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Conclusion: Looking Beyond Agrarian Reform in Azerbaijanshow more