Sustainable Development of Rural Household Economy

This book focuses on the transition of hundreds of rural households in ten villages in Zhejiang from 1986 to 2002, based on the theme of rural household sustainable development.

Author: Qinghua Shi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811527470

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

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This book focuses on the transition of hundreds of rural households in ten villages in Zhejiang from 1986 to 2002, based on the theme of rural household sustainable development. Drawing on a large amount of first-hand data collected from fixed observation sites for 17 consecutive years, this book has depicted the changes in household behaviour in rural Zhejiang, and analysed the origins of such changes. The contents of the book contain examinations at household and village level. Chapters One to Seven describe the changes in rural behaviour at the household level from different aspects, such as land transfer, saving and borrowing, and rural tax burden. Chapters Eight to Ten analyse the transition concerning household behaviour based on the village level data. This book will help readers with a better understanding of rural China from the micro perspective of household behaviour. This book won the Monograph Award (ranked 1st out of 6 winners in total) in the Third China Rural Development Research Award (2008). It was also awarded theSecond Class Excellent Research Achievement in Humanities and Social Sciences by the Ministry of Education (2009). With the help of rich and detailed first-hand data collected from fixed observation sites in ten villages in Zhejiang for 17 consecutive years, this book gives a panoramic analysis of Chinese rural society in transition from the viewpoint of rural household behaviour. It starts the examination from individual rural households, before develops the investigation to the whole villages, so that the study could be carried out in a coherent, reliable and systematic way. Viewing the countryside from its micro perspective under the national political economy framework, the book steps out of the traditional way of inspecting exclusively the rural households and therefore is able to generalise its conclusion at a macro level. The award selection panel in 2008 believed it a unique monography for understanding the macro transition of the Chinese “agriculture, countryside and peasant (三农)” issues from the micro aspect of household behaviour.

Sustainable Development of Rural Household Economy

This book focuses on the transition of hundreds of rural households in ten villages in Zhejiang from 1986 to 2002, based on the theme of rural household sustainable development.

Author: Qinghua Shi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811527466

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

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This book focuses on the transition of hundreds of rural households in ten villages in Zhejiang from 1986 to 2002, based on the theme of rural household sustainable development. Drawing on a large amount of first-hand data collected from fixed observation sites for 17 consecutive years, this book has depicted the changes in household behaviour in rural Zhejiang, and analysed the origins of such changes. The contents of the book contain examinations at household and village level. Chapters One to Seven describe the changes in rural behaviour at the household level from different aspects, such as land transfer, saving and borrowing, and rural tax burden. Chapters Eight to Ten analyse the transition concerning household behaviour based on the village level data. This book will help readers with a better understanding of rural China from the micro perspective of household behaviour. This book won the Monograph Award (ranked 1st out of 6 winners in total) in the Third China Rural Development Research Award (2008). It was also awarded theSecond Class Excellent Research Achievement in Humanities and Social Sciences by the Ministry of Education (2009). With the help of rich and detailed first-hand data collected from fixed observation sites in ten villages in Zhejiang for 17 consecutive years, this book gives a panoramic analysis of Chinese rural society in transition from the viewpoint of rural household behaviour. It starts the examination from individual rural households, before develops the investigation to the whole villages, so that the study could be carried out in a coherent, reliable and systematic way. Viewing the countryside from its micro perspective under the national political economy framework, the book steps out of the traditional way of inspecting exclusively the rural households and therefore is able to generalise its conclusion at a macro level. The award selection panel in 2008 believed it a unique monography for understanding the macro transition of the Chinese “agriculture, countryside and peasant (三农)” issues from the micro aspect of household behaviour.

Sustainable Agricultural Development

This book provides a non-technical, accessible primer on sustainable agricultural development and its relationship to sustainable development based on three analytical pillars.

Author: John M. Antle

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030345990

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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This book provides a non-technical, accessible primer on sustainable agricultural development and its relationship to sustainable development based on three analytical pillars. The first is to understand agriculture as complex physical-biological-human systems. Second is the economic perspective of understanding tradeoffs and synergies among the economic, environmental and social dimensions of these systems at farm, regional and global scales. Third is the understanding of these agricultural systems as the supply side of one sector of a growing economy, interacting through markets and policies with other sectors at local, national and global scales. The first part of the book introduces the concept of sustainability and develops an analytical framework based on tradeoffs quantified using impact indicators in the economic, environmental and social domains, linking this framework to the role of agriculture in economic growth and development. Next the authors introduce the reader to the sustainability challenges of major agroecosystems in the developing and industrialized worlds. The concluding chapter discusses the design and implementation of sustainable development pathways, through the expression of consumers’ desire for sustainably produced foods on the demand side of the food system, and through policies on the supply side such as new more sustainable technologies, environmental regulation and payments for ecosystem services.

Rural Household Poverty and Its Determining Factors A Poverty Analysis Using Alternative Measurement Approaches

Master's Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Sociology - Individual, Groups, Society, grade: Excellent, , course: MSc. in Development Economics, language: English, abstract: In developing countries like Ethiopia, our day-to-day formal ...

Author: Melaku Yigzaw

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668436923

Category: Social Science

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Master's Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Sociology - Individual, Groups, Society, grade: Excellent, , course: MSc. in Development Economics, language: English, abstract: In developing countries like Ethiopia, our day-to-day formal and informal discourses are rarely out of poverty issues that can be linked directly or indirectly. Despite the determined effort of government and development agencies to reduce poverty and ensure sustainable development, poverty remains an everlasting challenge of the world. This study aims to examine rural household poverty and its determining factors using alternative poverty measurement approaches, in case of Gozamin Woreda, East Gojjam Zone of Amhara Region. It used both objective and subjective based poverty analysis approaches, where the survey based analysis and PPA of the study depend on randomly selected 242 and 42 sample households respectively. Using cost of basic needs approach (CBN), the poverty line of the study area is estimated as 19.16 Birr per day per adult equivalent. The study engaged Foster, Greer and Thorbecke (FGT) group of poverty measures to assess the incidence, depth and intensity of poverty and decompositions were made across sample Kebeles and socio-economic variables. OLS, logit and censored (Tobit) regression models were also applied to identify determining factors of household consumption expenditure, poverty incidence, depth and severity. PPA findings revealed that, perception of the community towards poverty is beyond the conventional, income/consumption based definition. Therefore, development policies and poverty reduction strategies should respond to rapid rural population growth. Moreover, Dega agro-ecological areas need particular attention all the way through poverty reduction efforts.

Rural Urban Linkages and Sustainable Development

This volume picks up from where a previously edited title in this book series - Rural-Urban Linkages and Sustainable Development in Africa (2018) left off, by presenting nine new case studies from various parts of the African continent.

Author: Farai Kapfudzaruwa

Publisher: Spears Media Press

ISBN: 9781942876588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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This volume picks up from where a previously edited title in this book series - Rural-Urban Linkages and Sustainable Development in Africa (2018) left off, by presenting nine new case studies from various parts of the African continent. These cases illustrate the complex and multifaceted interactions between cities and rural areas, through the flow of resources, people, capital, information, and goods which directly impact the sustainable development of these concerned areas. Contributions are drawn from young faculty and graduates from the three master’s programmes in Sustainable Urban Development, Sustainable Integrated Rural Development and Mining and Mineral Resources, coordinated by the eight partner African universities who make up the Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (ESDA) initiative. The volume is part of the ESDA book series that serves primarily as undergraduate and graduate instruction materials for courses on sustainable development in Africa. It also aims to inform policy initiatives on development issues on the continent.

Using an Asset based Approach to Identify Drivers of Sustainable Rural Growth and Poverty Reduction in Central America

Siegel suggests combining quantitative and qualitative spatial and household level analyses (and linked spatial and household level analyses) to deepen understanding of the complex relationships between assets, context, livelihood ...

Author: Paul Siegel

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN:

Category: Assets (Accounting)

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"The asset-based approach considers links between households' productive, social, and locational assets; the policy, institutional, and risk context; household behavior as expressed in livelihood strategies; and well-being outcomes. For sustainable poverty reducing growth, it is critical to examine household asset portfolios and understand how assets interact with the context to influence the selection of livelihood strategies, which in turn determine well-being. Policy reforms can change the context and income-generating potential of assets. Investments can add new assets or increase the efficiency of existing household assets, and also improve households' risk management capacity to protect assets. After all is said and done, a household's asset portfolio will determine whether growth and poverty reduction can be achieved and sustained over time. The asset-based framework is amendable to different analytical techniques. Siegel suggests combining quantitative and qualitative spatial and household level analyses (and linked spatial and household level analyses) to deepen understanding of the complex relationships between assets, context, livelihood strategies, and well-being outcomes. This paper--a joint product of the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Vice Presidency and the Rural Development Family, Latin America and the Caribbean Region--is part of a larger effort in the Bank to strengthen analyses and strategies for rural development, and address policy issues and investment priorities"--World Bank web site.

Policy Options for Economic Growth of Remote Village in Kyrgyzstan an Analysis with Village CGE Model

Since gaining independence Kyrgyzstan has implemented drastic macro reforms to restructure its economy from the centrally planned type to the one oriented to market relations.

Author: Aibek Baibagysh Uulu

Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag

ISBN: 9783736932661

Category: Science

Page: 172

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Since gaining independence Kyrgyzstan has implemented drastic macro reforms to restructure its economy from the centrally planned type to the one oriented to market relations. Agricultural sector was always important for Kyrgyzstan’s economy and in transition agricultural reforms took the form of complete liberalization of the sector and privatization of the collective farms. New class of private farmers emerged but is faced with numerous constraints and problems to ensure stable agricultural food production and maintenance of the livelihood strategies in rural areas. The hope that as a result of the reforms the efficient markets would emerge did not materialize. Complete state withdrawal led to underinvestment in rural infrastructure and failing input and output markets. There is great risk that without public policies the rural economy of Kyrgyzstan would fall into a situation of persistent under development and poverty trap. One of many reasons for the absence of efforts to deal with problems of farmers in the post reform era has to do with lack of appropriate information on the effect of the reforms on the rural sector; lack of the knowledge on policy options and policy impacts on private farmers. This study attempts to fill this gap and contribute to formulating and optimizing the viable options of rural development strategies. It is argued that rethinking the role of the state in the post reform period is necessary for reorienting the public policies away from minimalist toward more activist approach, as the former is not deemed appropriate under the conditions of the transition economy. In this study, the village level approach is taken to study the behavior of the rural farm households in Kyrgyzstan. It is motivated by the distinctive features of the rural sector in Kyrgyzstan, namely: remoteness; the importance of the village/local economy and heterogeneity of rural households; the existence of the local linkages between village households. The study was based on unique survey data of rural farm households which was collected by author in a remote village on the South of Kyrgyzstan. The study found that village households take decision in non separable way, which in turn confirms the fact that in post reform period farmers are faced with imperfect markets. This highlights the importance of household non tradables in making production and consumption decisions of rural households. This study developed the village social accounting matrix which in quantitative way demonstrated the heterogeneity of rural households and numerous inter household linkages that exist in local economy. The distinctive feature of the village SAM used in this study is in incorporation of the local markets and accounting for non separability of rural households. The underdevelopment of the rural sector in Kyrgyzstan is argued to be very much related to the spatial dimension of the rural areas i.e. lack of access: to markets; technology; external inputs; capital and limited labor opportunities. Based on this, it is argued that appropriate rural strategies should involve as central element the easing geographical and access constraints. The study employed the village computable general equilibrium (CGE) model to study the potential effects of the rural policies. It is argued that in the presence of the local interactions between different farm households, the village CGE modeling approach yields consistent picture of the production and consumption behavior. The policy simulation runs showed the impact of policy measures on the levels of production, income, marketed sale and home consumption. The results seem to provide support to the policies that aim at improving access to credit, making financial resources available for increase of household capital stock and at improving access to better technologies, thus increasing the agricultural productivity of the households. These policies produced better outcome in terms of production and income growth, while equally benefiting all household groups. In large extent the findings highlight those factors that are more constraining and critical to village development (e.g. credit, capital and new technologies). At the same time, other studied policy instruments like reduction of transaction costs, external input price subsidies and expansion of labor opportunities are also highly relevant for the village development, but involve large trade offs in terms of marketed production and differential income gains for different household groups. It is believed that these findings would contribute to the efforts of identifying the key development pathways and sectoral investment priorities that help to launch the village economy and rural sector of Kyrgyzstan in the direction of sustainable development.

The Role of Nontimber Forest Products in Sustaining Rural Economy

This is partly due to lack of quantitative, in-depth studies that explore the contribution of NTFP to rural household livelihood in the country.

Author: Mohammed Chilalo

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 384737611X

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Forests provide millions of people diversified goods and services for survival and commerce in the tropics. Among forest goods, the category called nontimber forest products (NTFP) has received increased policy and research attention in light of its perceived potential to meet sustainable rural development and tropical forest conservation. In Ethiopia many rural households depend upon NTFP for their subsistence and cash income. Despite the contribution of NTFP to the rural household economy, the common view among Ethiopian policy makers is that a rural livelihood is equal to farm income especially with crop production. This is partly due to lack of quantitative, in-depth studies that explore the contribution of NTFP to rural household livelihood in the country. The present study therefore aims at addressing the contribution of NTFP in rural household livelihood and factors affecting household decision to collect and produce them. To attain these objetives, a flow or income approach with a theoretical non-separable household model under utility maximization framework was used. Result shows that NTFPs have a pivotal role revamping the rural economy.
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Rural Sustainable Development in the Knowledge Society

Chapter 2 Sweden: The Non-Agricultural Rural Economy as a Component of Rural Sustainable Development Karl Bruckmeier ... The nonagricultural economic activities analysed here are householdand community-related in the sense described by ...

Author: Hilary Tovey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317060697

Category: Science

Page: 316

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Based on the EU-funded CORASON research project, this volume brings together and compares studies into rural and sustainable development processes in 12 European countries. In doing so, it identifies key trends and reveals the changing nature of development processes on the way towards a knowledge society. The book examines the differences between the preconditions and contexts relevant to rural development strategies and those relevant to sustainable development strategies. It explores whether the concept, goals and nature of rural development is better understood and adopted by rural actors than those of sustainable development. Finally by focusing on the ideas and practices of sustainable resource management- a component in both rural and sustainable development objectives- it links with knowledge used by actors involved in rural development.

Agricultural Projects and Sustainable Development of Rural Areas in Benin

This book investigates therefore the impacts of the projects on sustainable development of stakeholders and the factors affecting their participation and adoption decisions, using a with-without approach and a structural modelling.

Author: Jacob Afouda Yabi

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924097727352

Category: Agricultural development projects

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The most criticisms of agricultural projects are that their design, management and monitoring are little efficient and consider little development needs of stakeholders. These weaknesses induce low impacts on sustainable development of beneficiaries, as well as low participation and adoption of modern technologies, which make the projects little sustainable. This book investigates therefore the impacts of the projects on sustainable development of stakeholders and the factors affecting their participation and adoption decisions, using a with-without approach and a structural modelling. The results show the impacts were positive, but depended closely on the area where the projects were implemented. As feedback, overall satisfactions that the stakeholders view from the impacts, human capital and access to production inputs were key factors of participation and adoption. Therefore, the solution for more sustainable impacts of agricultural projects lies on designing and implementing small-scale projects that target real development problems of stakeholders, improvement on human capital and access to production input.

Sustainability in Agricultural and Rural Development

The book comprises of 12 chapters written by prominent authors who come from government and non-government organizations as well as from various academic institutions and disciplines. This book is ideal for a seminar course.

Author: Gerard E. D’Souza

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429794216

Category: Social Science

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First published in 1998, this book provides a broad but in-depth description of the issues, concepts, methods of analysis, and empirical results related to the sustainable development of agriculture and rural communities. Specifically, it examines the relationships between sustainability and individual topics such as technology, information, population, gender, land use, community, and public policy. A unique aspect of this book is that the topics addressed have not previously been explored together in one publication. With sustainability as the common link, data and evidence are presented and then interpreted in light of individual perspective and experience, in the process advancing our knowledge of this important field. The book comprises of 12 chapters written by prominent authors who come from government and non-government organizations as well as from various academic institutions and disciplines. This book is ideal for a seminar course. It is particularly intended for students in production agriculture, rural sociology, economics and public policy, environmental sciences, geography and land use planning, and other social sciences. Its rich insights make it a useful source of information for policy makers. It can also be used as a reference by professional economists and other researchers interested in issues relating to sustainable agricultural and rural development. While the coverage of some topics is, by necessity, more technical, the book is compiled with a general audience in mind. Thus, it should be of interest to anyone concerned with agriculture, natural resources and rural issues, particularly as they relate to the future of agriculture and of rural communities.

Environment and Sustainable Development in Eastern and Southern Africa

This book sheds light on the sources of environmental concerns in Africa.

Author: Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349266432

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

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This book sheds light on the sources of environmental concerns in Africa. It shows that not all environmental issues command the same priority interest and, thus, emphasis must be laid on those that are of pressing concern to the continent as a whole and to the Eastern and Southern African regions in particular. The case studies address this topic in detail.

Sustainable Agricultural Development

The book presents the collective work of a research consortium funded by an EU (FP7) project. This book provides an up-to-date assessment of sustainable agri-food systems and rural development in the Mediterranean countries.

Author: Michel Petit

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319178134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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This book provides an up-to-date assessment of sustainable agri-food systems and rural development in the Mediterranean countries. It examines and reviews the impact of EU and national policies on environmental and trade issues in agricultural and rural organizations in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region. The book also reflects key socio-economic and political issues such as resource management, income distribution, employment and migration trends, and sustainability aspects. It demonstrates technical and methodological tools used for the analysis and explains their application. The book presents the collective work of a research consortium funded by an EU (FP7) project.

PROCEDING THE 8 RURAL RESEARCH AND PLANNING GROUP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Rural area with its products, community, and culture is important in globalization era.

Author: Suratman

Publisher: UGM PRESS

ISBN: 9786023862856

Category: Education

Page: 618

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Rural area with its products, community, and culture is important in globalization era. Its products are the main natural resources for human life. Besides, the uniqueness and the local wisdom of rural area has become a social resource in modern life. Rural has a key role to support sustainable development, develop human resource and improve the urban and regional area so that it is essential to learn more the innovations of the rural development. The 8th Rural Research and Planning Group (RRPG) International Conference is an international platform for specialists, experts and practitioners of rural development and planning group to discuss, share, and find new ideas and experiences and to find global partners for future collaboration. Moreover, participants contribute to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as innovation for rural development. The theme of the conference is “Innovations of the Rural Development for Implementing Sustainable Development” and it has 12 sub-themes, such as Sustainable Rural Development, Rural Governance and Policy, Sustainable Agriculture, Migration and Displacement, Rural Natural Resource Management and Spatial Information, Rural Tourism and Regional Development, Rural Planning and Infrastructure, Smart Village & Smart City Innovation and Development, Disaster & Community Resilience and Community Empowerment, Rural Land Management, Creative Kampongs for Economic Development. This proceeding consists is a collection of selected papers published on the 8th RRPG International Conference held on May, 17-18 2017.

An Upland Community in Transition

This book explores how an environmentally fragile upland community in the rural Philippines coped with and responded to economic and environmental tensions brought about by a globalised economy and decentralisation.

Author: Agnes C. Rola

Publisher:

ISBN: 9814345148

Category: Philippines

Page: 235

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All over Southeast Asia, rural communities are in transition to a sustainable status. This book explores how an environmentally fragile upland community in rural Philippines coped with and responded to economic and environmental tensions brought about by a globalized economy and decentralization. This in turn gave rise to local power especially in the management of natural resources.

Rural Household Finance in ChinaI A Study on Peasant Household Cooperative Financial Institutions in China from the Perspective of the Household Contract System

Public goods supply can be ensured through strengthening “unified operation,” in order to fix the drawbacks of “independent operation” for a sustainable development of rural economy. From the above analysis we can draw the conclusion ...

Author: Fan Dijun

Publisher: Paths International Ltd

ISBN: 9781844644407

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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This book analyses the financial and rural economic reform of China.Since China started the "e;revolution"e; of the rural economy in 1978 a series of reforms has been implemented in the area of rural finance focusing on institutional changes. Looking back on these "e;historical changes"e;, we can find that there is still a long way to go. China's Central Government has put forward a new concept in the rural financial system. In this book, with cases from Fengyang County and Anhui Province, the birthplace of Chinese rural reform, the author tries to study how to set up a modern rural financial system under the framework of incentive compatible mechanism theory, which was advanced by Nobel prize winners L. Hurwicz, Myeson and Maskin.This book summarizes the reform of China's rural economics and the function of financial cooperation within this policy. Few scholars have studied this subject thoroughly. As rural financial cooperation becomes the hot spot of China's economic and finance reform, this book is both useful and unique. This book contains nine chapters. Chapter 1 is an introduction in which the central issue has been put forward and a survey has been made on the literature of rural finance in China and abroad. It has outlined the framework and contents and introduced the research methodology and possible innovations. And it has also proposed the direction and major issues for further research. Chapter 2 illustrates the main theories on which this research is based, including peasant economy theory and the incentive compatibility theory. Chapter 3 analyses rural households' financial needs under the Household Contract Responsibility System and investigates rural households' economic behaviors, saving behaviors and lending behaviors, as well as their demand constraint. By analyzing the cause and goal of the exogenous financial institutional arrangements, and also the performance of its institutional supply, chapter 4 reveals the incentive incompatibility of rural exogenous financial institutions. Chapter 5 looks at the evolution of the rural endogenous financial institution and reveals the causes of its repression in the state's preference of financial institution from a historical perspective. Based on the incentive compatible mechanism, chapter 6 puts forward two models of rural household cooperative financial institution, namely, peasant credit cooperative and federation of rural credit cooperatives. Based on analyzing the credit basis of rural household cooperative financial institution (village culture) and its compatibility with the family contract system, chapter 7 shows the effectiveness of the institutional arrangements of rural household cooperative finance with the game analysis of rural households in relation with the exogenous and endogenous financial institutions and also from a comparative analysis of transaction costs and competitiveness. Chapter 8 tries to apply the model of institutions into practice. Through pilot experiment, it investigates the setting up and operation of peasant credit cooperatives and the Federation of Peasant Credit Cooperative in Fengyang County of Anhui Province, the birthplace of China's rural economic reform. With a comparative analysis of the performance of rural credit unions and village-township banks, it proves the effectiveness of the institutional arrangements of rural household cooperative finance. Chapter 9 is based on theoretical research and case studies, and draws a conclusion, and proposes corresponding policy-orientations.

Rural Sustainability

This volume applies the science of complexity to study coupled human-environment systems (CHES) and integrates ideas from the social sciences of climate change into a study of rural development amid flooding and urbanization in the Poyang ...

Author: Qing Tian

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319526850

Category: Science

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This volume applies the science of complexity to study coupled human-environment systems (CHES) and integrates ideas from the social sciences of climate change into a study of rural development amid flooding and urbanization in the Poyang Lake Region (PLR) of China. Author Qing Tian operationalizes the concept of sustainability and provides useful scientific analyses for sustainable development in less developed rural areas that are vulnerable to climatic hazards. The book uses a new sustainability framework that is centered on the concept of well-being to study rural development in PLR. The PLR study includes three major analyses: (1) a regional assessment of human well-being; (2) an empirical analysis of rural livelihoods; and (3) an agent-based computer model used to explore future rural development. These analyses provide a meaningful view of human development in the Poyang Lake Region and illustrate some of the complex local- and macro-level processes that shape the livelihoods of rural households in the dynamic process of urbanization. They generate useful insights about how government policy might effectively improve the well-being of rural households and promote sustainable development amid social, economic, and environmental changes. This case study has broader implications. Rural populations in the developing world are disproportionally affected by extreme climate events and climate change. Furthermore, the livelihoods of rural households in the developing world are increasingly under the influences of macro-level forces amid urbanization and globalization. This case study demonstrates that rural development policies must consider broader development dynamics at the national (and even global) level, as well as specific local social and environmental contexts. By treating climate as one of many factors that affect development in such places, we can provide policy recommendations that synergistically promote development and reduce climatic impacts and therefore facilitate mainstreaming climate adaptation into development.

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Volume VII

These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Author: Salustiano del Campo ,Tomoko Hamada ,Giancarlo Barbiroli,Saskia Sassen, Eleonora Barbieri-Masini, Paul Nchoji Nkwi, Owen Sichone, Abubakar Momoh

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 9781848263659

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Social and Economic Development is a component of Encyclopedia of Development and Economic Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Social and Economic Development provides the essential aspects and a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world such as: Socioeconomic Developmental Social Work; Perspectives on Contemporary Socioeconomic Development; Sustainable Development of Natural Resource Capital; Sustainable Development Of Human Resource Capital; Intellectual And Knowledge Capital For Sustainable Development At Local, National, Regional, And Global Levels; Economic And Financial System Development Information And Knowledge; Institutional And Infrastructure System Development Information And Knowledge; Basic Principles Of Sustainable Development; Environmental Economics And Sustainable Development; Implementing Sustainable Development In A Changing World; Economic Sociology: Its History And Development; The Socioeconomics Of Agriculture; Agricultural And Rural Geography; Impact Of Global Change On Agriculture; Human Nutrition: An Overview; The Role Of Inter- And Nongovernmental Organizations; Nongovernmental Organizations; Social And Cultural Development Of Human Resources. This 8-volume set contains several chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, issues on social and Economic Development. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
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