Agricultural Development Policy: Concepts and Experiences - download pdf or read online

By Roger D. Norton

ISBN-10: 047085779X

ISBN-13: 9780470857793

ISBN-10: 0470857803

ISBN-13: 9780470857809

Ready less than the aegis of the nutrition and Agriculture association of the United countries (FAO), this article provides a clean and complete examine agricultural improvement coverage. It presents a transparent, systematic assessment of significant periods of coverage matters in constructing nations and discusses the rising foreign consensus on possible techniques to the problems.

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The strategy also must improve the economic well-being of lower income groups and other disadvantaged groups, including women. Otherwise, it loses social viability. • Fiscal sustainability. Policies, programs and projects whose complete sources of financing are not identified should not be undertaken. e. ways to foster cost recovery. • Institutional sustainability. Institutions created or supported by policy should be robust and capable of eventually standing on their own. For example, financial institutions which are just credit channels to farmers and ranchers, and which do not have deposit-raising capabilities of their own, are not likely to survive over the longer term.

A few of the more prominent forms of expenditure have been investment in infrastructure for purposes such as irrigation, crop storage, transportation and marketing, direct provision of credit to producers and subsidization of private credit, the funding of research, extension and seed production, financing the deficits incurred by programs of purchasing grains from farmers at high prices and selling them to consumers at lower prices, and direct payments under land setaside programs or other support programs.

This figure is taken from R. D. Norton, ‘Integration of Food and Agricultural Policy with Macroeconomic Policy: Methodological Considerations in a Latin American Perspective’, FAO Economic and Social Development Paper No. 111, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 1992. 6. These principles were applied, for example, in developing Guyana’s National Development Strategy and Estonia’s National Strategy for Sustainable Agricultural Development. 1 The role of agricultural programs in national economic development.

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