Villages in the Future

Crops, Jobs and Livelihood

  • Detlef Virchow
  • Joachim von Braun

Part of the Global Dialogue EXPO 2000 book series (EXPO2000)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Joachim von Braun, Detlef Virchow
      Pages 3-20
    3. M. S. Swaminathan
      Pages 25-26
  3. Political and Institutional Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-32
    2. Policies to Foster Rural Development

      1. Michael Bohnet
        Pages 33-34
      2. Günter Dresrüsse
        Pages 35-42
      3. Santosh Kumar Sharma
        Pages 59-66
      4. Detlef Virchow, Joachim von Braun
        Pages 91-92
    3. Grassroots Movements

  4. Sustainable use of Natural Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-128
    2. Sustainable Energy Systems

      1. Peter Hennicke
        Pages 129-132
      2. El Houssine Bartali
        Pages 133-139
      3. Stanford A. J. Mwakasonda
        Pages 149-154
    3. Sustainable Soil Management

    4. Enough Water for All

  5. Broadening the Technological Base

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Information and Communication Technologies

      1. Subbiah Arunachalam
        Pages 235-236
      2. Heather E. Hudson
        Pages 237-249
      3. Detlef Virchow, Joachim von Braun
        Pages 251-253
      4. Srinivasan Ramani
        Pages 255-258
      5. Christophe Brun, Anton Mangstl
        Pages 259-262
      6. Arnulf Heuermann
        Pages 275-275
      7. Miko Rwayitare
        Pages 277-278

About this book


Life in rural communities is bound to change with historically unprecedented speed in the coming decades. How will this change be guided by local, national and global policies in order to enhance the livelihoods of rural inhabitants and to overcome the growing division of rural and urban areas? The contributions in this publication, ranging from scientific papers to short reports from practitioners, are grouped around four major themes: political and institutional frameworks to foster rural development; natural resources management and related actions; broadening the technological base of rural economies; and improved linkages between urban and rural areas. The overall message is unanimous: there is a promising future for the rural areas worldwide if adequate policies can be enforced and more efficient and fair institutions can be created.


Governance Sustainable Agriculture development environmental economics global dialogue natural resources organization political economics production sustainability sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Detlef Virchow
    • 1
  • Joachim von Braun
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Development ResearchUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62703-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56575-5
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