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Author Thorbecke, Erik, 1929-

Title Rural Indonesia : socio-economic development in a changing environment / Erik Thorbecke and Theodore van der Pluijm ; with a foreword by Idriss Jazairy
Published New York, NY : Published for the International Fund for Agricultural Development by New York University Press, [1993]
©1993

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Description xxix, 360 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Series IFAD studies in rural poverty ; no. 3
IFAD studies in rural poverty ; no. 3
Contents Weights and Measures and Currency Equivalents -- Map of Indonesia -- 1. Overview -- Rural Indonesia: Socio-economic Development in a Changing Environment -- The Changing Macro-economic Setting -- Aggregate Performance -- External Trade and Balance of Payments -- Recent Budgetary Changes -- Agricultural Performance, Structure and Resource Base -- Agricultural and Rural Performance -- Resource Base, Operational Environment and Patterns of Resource Use -- Livestock Husbandry, Fisheries and Forestry -- Agricultural Research -- Dimensions of Rural Poverty and Target Groups -- Distribution of Income and Consumption by Socio-economic Groups -- Socio-economic Dimensions of Nutritional Inequality -- Regional Dimensions of Poverty -- Women as a Target Group -- Rural Poverty, Land Distribution and Productivity, and Employment -- Pattern of Food Consumption, Nutrition and Health -- Food Consumption and Food Policy Issues -- Nutritional Problems and Programmes -- Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Health Facilities -- Pattern of Past and Present Policies and Programmes in Agriculture and Rural Institutions -- The Planning Process, Macro-economic and Agricultural Policies and Programmes -- Governmental Organizational Instruments -- Opportunities for Agricultural Development -- Strategy and Recommendations -- Organizational Requirements and Policy Recommendations -- 2. Physical, Historical and Macro-economic Setting -- Geophysical, Social and Historical Setting -- Administrative Divisions -- Macro-economic Setting -- Structural Change in the Economy Since 1970 -- Recent Price Developments -- External Trade and Balance of Payments -- Management and Impact of Public Finances -- Budgetary Developments and Adjustments in the Mid-1980s -- 3. Agricultural Performance, Structure and Resource Base -- Role of Agriculture in the Economy -- Performance Within Agriculture -- Land Distribution and Land Use -- Resource Base -- Physical Geography -- Climate -- Soils -- Hydrology -- Natural Vegetation -- The Operational Environment -- Landform Typology -- Irrigation -- Critical Areas -- Patterns of Resource Use -- Crops -- Cropping Systems -- Farming Systems and Technology -- Livestock Husbandry -- Fisheries -- Forestry -- Agricultural Research -- Research Institutions -- Farming System Research -- 4. Dimensions of Rural Poverty and Target Groups -- Distribution of Income and Consumption by Socio-economic Groups -- Factor Income Generation -- Household Income Distribution -- Household Outlays -- Trends and Evaluation -- Socio-economic Dimensions of Nutritional Inequality -- Different Modes of Food Acquisition -- Summary -- Regional Dimensions of Poverty -- Summary -- Women as Target Group -- Women and Education -- Role of Women in the Local Economy -- Relationship Between Education and Employment for Women -- Women in Agricultural Production -- Non-farm Employment Status of Women in Java -- Female-headed Households and Economic Implications -- Maternal Mortality Rate -- Rural Poverty, Land Distribution and Productivity, and Employment -- 5. Pattern of Food Consumption, Nutrition and Health -- Food Consumption Pattern -- Commodities Providing the Food Supply -- Dependency on a Single Food -- Food Policy Issues -- Self-sufficiency in Rice -- Equity Implications in the Rice Policy -- Food Consumption Diversification -- Nutritional Status and Health-related Issues -- Nutritional Problems in Indonesia -- Nutrition Programmes -- Nutrition Trends, Overview and Recommendations -- Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Health Facilities -- Rural Water Supply and Sanitation -- Health Facilities, Human Resources and Programmes -- 6. Policies and Interventions in Agriculture and Rural Institutions: Pattern of Past and Present -- The Planning Process, Macro-economic and Agricultural Policies and Programmes -- Development Plans, Performance and the Planning Process -- Macro-economic and Agricultural Policies and Programmes -- Governmental Organizational Instruments -- Organizations for Horizontal and Vertical Integration of Small-scale Producers and Large-scale Enterprises -- Transmigration -- Rural Credit System -- Cooperatives -- Agricultural Extension Service -- Institutional Support Services for Women in Rural Development and Review of Existing Programmes -- Non-governmental Development Organizations -- Conclusions -- 7. Opportunities for Agricultural Development -- Technical Options -- Preconditions for Agricultural Sector Growth -- Fulfilling the Preconditions for Growth -- 8. Strategy and Recommendations -- Employment Strategy and Reorientation of the Structure of Production -- Employment Opportunities on Java -- Employment Opportunities on the Outer Islands -- Organizational Requirements and Policy Recommendations -- Annex to Chapter 4 -- A. Note on Identification of Poor Subdistricts (Kecamatan) -- B. Note on Annex Tables for Rural Farm Size and Land Use Status by Province and Regency (Kabupaten)
Summary The formulation of a rural development strategy for any country is an extremely difficult and multi-faceted task, especially so for a country as large and diversified as Indonesia. With its almost two hundred million inhabitants and its island geography, Indonesia presents a particular challenge to efforts aimed at improving the lot of the rural poor. Illustrating again how economic growth in urban areas rarely translates into a decrease in rural poverty, this volume identities the impact of recent changes in the national economy on the rural poor, the interaction between the agricultural sector and the rural population, and patterns of food consumption, nutrition, and health. Drawing on the data and conclusions of thirteen years of IFAD experience in Indonesia, this book also examines the successes and failures of past development efforts and makes tangible, practical recommendations for future programs. Emphasizing that different strategies are required for Java, the other Inner Islands, and for the Outer Islands, the authors highlight the need for greater employment opportunities, greater commodity and regional diversification (in the form of the cultivation of secondary food crops, maintenance and improvement of irrigation, and the construction of roads, among other programmes), and a special emphasis on poor rural women
Analysis Developing countries Rural regions Development
Indonesia
Developing countries Rural regions Development
Indonesia
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 337-354
Subject Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Indonesia.
Rural development -- Indonesia.
Rural poor -- Indonesia.
Indonesia -- Rural conditions.
Author Pluijm, Theodore van der.
International Fund for Agricultural Development.
LC no. 91040766
ISBN 0814781977
9290720026