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Economic developments

Agricultural performance and issues

Issues and prospects for regional agriculture


Economic developments

Macroeconomic conditions and trends

Importance of the agricultural sector

Government intervention in the agricultural sector

The productivity problem

Progress and problems

20 The economic growth rates and projections are based on Asian Development Bank. 1996. Asian Development Outlook 1996 and 1997.

21 For one of the more alarmist expositions of this view, see L.R. Brown. 1994. Who will feed China? World Watch, September/October 1994, p. 10-19.

22 See Box 15 on Prospects for China's grain trade p. 276.

23 P. Intal Jr. and P. Quintos. 1994. Adjusting to the new trade and environment paradigm: the case of the Philippines. Paper presented at a symposium in honour of Dr Gelia Castillo, Quezon City, the Philippines, 27 to 28 September 1994.

24 C.A.P. Braga. 1992. Tropical forests and trade policy: the case of Indonesia and Brazil. In P. Low, ed. International Trade and the Environment. World Bank Discussion Paper No. 159, p. 173-194. Washington, DC.

25 World Bank. 1993. Pakistan: Country Economic Memorandum, FY 1993. Washington, DC.

26 Pakistan's fiscal year is July to June, but output and budget figures in this report are cited using one year only. For example, the 1987-88 budget is referred to as 1987 in this report.

27 FAO. 1995. Strengthening wheat productivity enhancement programme. In collaboration with the Pakistan Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Islamabad.

28 A. Mahmood and F. Walters. 1990. Pakistan Agriculture. Islamabad.

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