© 2001

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

      1. Anil Gupta
        Pages 93-96
      2. Robert D’Costa, Abraham Samuel
        Pages 111-113

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

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