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III. The Evolution of Agricultural Policy

1. Trade
2. Agricultural Product and Factor Markets
3. Rural Financial Markets
4. Land Reform and Land Markets
5. Research and Extension
6. Irrigation

In this section we discuss the policy arenas of trade, product and factor markets, rural finance, land reform and land markets, research and extension, and irrigation. For each topic we discuss (i) the recent policy reforms, giving examples of how they have been implemented; (ii) the transitional issues surrounding the adoption of the reforms, including obstacles to their adoption and policies used in facilitating the transitions; and (iii) the new market compatible policies, including examples of how they are being implemented, how they differ from old approaches to the same problems, and what types of new challenges they raise for policy makers and rural constituencies.

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