This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 514
  • Course: MA in Development Studies
  • Semester: III
  • Title: Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Stream: Economics
  • Description:

    Significance of rural development; agrarian question; peasants, capitalism and paths of transformation; agriculture and rural development; Issues in agricultural development- new agricultural technology, tenancy, agricultural marketing; green revolution and appropriate technology; land reforms; agrarian systems and the state; agriculture and rural credit markets-micro-credit; WTO and agriculture; integrated rural development and government programmes; decentralization and participatory rural development,


    1. K.B. Ghimire, 2001, Land Reform and Peasant Livelihoods The Social Dynamics of Rural Poverty and Agrarian Reform in Developing CountriesLondon: ITDG Publications

    2. M. Morner, and T. Svensson, 1991. The Transformation of Rural Society in the Third World. ������

    A. Shepherd, 1998, Sustainable Rural DevelopmentLondon: Macmillan Press.




    1. M.P Todaro, and S.C. Smith, Economic Development, Pearson Education, 2003

    2. G. M. Meir, and Rauch, E.James, 2003, Leading Issues in Economic DevelopmentOxford University Press

  • Text:

    K.B. Ghimire, 2001, Land Reform and Peasant Livelihoods The Social Dynamics of Rural Poverty and Agrarian Reform in Developing Countries, London: ITDG Publications^$^M. Morner, and T. Svensson, 1991. The Transformation of Rural Society in the Third World.^$^A. Shepherd, 1998, Sustainable Rural Development, London: Macmillan Press.

  • Course References:

    M.P Todaro, and S.C. Smith, Economic Development, Pearson Education, 2003^$^G. M. Meir, and Rauch, E. James, 2003, Leading Issues in Economic Development, Oxford University Press