India's White Revolution: Operation Flood, Food Aid and Development (BOK)

Bruce A. Scholten

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As millions continue to face a future of food poverty, lessons can be learned by considering how farmer cooperatives succeeded in improving India's food security. 'Operation Flood', which revitalised the Indian dairy industry between 1970 and 1996, was the world's largest development programme, however critics accused it of luring India to neocolonial dependence on European surpluses. Eventually the perils of reliance on food aid were managed by proper pricing policies that both benefited rural farming families and wiped out urban 'milk famines'. In 2008 the World Bank hailed the programme's success and now promotes similar schemes in Africa. A detailed understanding of India's White Revolution is therefore imperative in the context of its future use in the developing world.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2010
Forfatter Bruce A. Scholten Forlag
ISBN 9781848851764 Antall sider 328
Dimensjoner 13,4cm x 21,6cm x 3,3cm Vekt 540 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Development studies, Poverty & unemployment, Aid & relief programmes, Agriculture & related industries