Globalisation, Agriculture and Development
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Globalisation, Agriculture and Development

Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific

Edited by Matthew Tonts and M. A.B. Siddique

This book explores the links between globalization, agriculture and development in a number of contemporary Asia-Pacific nations. It highlights the complex and diversified nature of agricultural change in these contexts, and the ways in which this shapes patterns of economic and social development. Globalisation, Agriculture and Development shows that while agriculture continues to play an important role in local, regional and national development, both the industry and the communities it supports are facing an increasing number of economic, social and environmental challenges.
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Chapter 13: Globalisation, Agriculture and Development in the Asia-Pacific: Reflections and Future Challenges

M.A.B. Siddique and Matthew Tonts

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13. Globalisation, agriculture and development in the Asia-Pacific: reflections and future challenges M.A.B. Siddique and Matthew Tonts INTRODUCTION Globalisation is a highly contested concept that is open to a diversity of interpretations. However, whether one defines globalisation in scalar terms or otherwise, it is clear that it is far more than just an overused term coined for the board room. Globalisation has had an enormous impact on all sectors of the economy, with Asia-Pacific agriculture just one of the many sectors affected. Globalised agriculture has brought with it a myriad of new and more complicated features, impacting on economies, social systems and environment alike. As developing countries like India and China use agriculture to improve economic growth and sustenance for their overpopulated countries, developed countries like Australia and New Zealand continue to rely heavily on the sector for economic stability. The main aim of this book has been to (re-)explore the links between globalisation, agriculture and development in the Asia-Pacific region, with special focus on Australia, New Zealand, China, India, the Philippines and Vietnam. It has demonstrated that globalised agriculture has had a significant impact on the region in terms of the economy, as well as the social and environmental condition of constituent countries. The book has considered a number of the important issues surrounding a globalised agricultural system, and augments knowledge of the effects of the sector on the major economies in the Asia-Pacific region. Currently, while a number of case studies have offered an insight into some...

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