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This book presents a set of investigations which depict and analyse the main features of the agricultural sector and economic policies in a country faced with the opportunities and challenges associated with the transition towards a more market-oriented and internationally integrated economy. Headli [...]
The "Southland Case Study" is designed to provide an opportunity to a group of participants in a course on agricultural policy to mobilise their knowledge and skills on a fictitious country simulating many of the problems faced by developing countries. Based on realistic information on the country, [...]
The Sourcebook provides a methodological framework for decisions concerning decentralization of agricultural services through deconcentration of the public administration, delegation to public or private agencies, devolution, partnerships with civil society organizations or privatization. These diff [...]
The overall Latin American economic, political and institutional framework has substantially changed in the last two decades, in part as a consequence of the implementation of structural adjustment programmes. This study reviews some of the implications of these changes on the design and implementat [...]
This publication provides a general presentation on the functioning of markets and government institutions in view of the analysis of agricultural policies. In the first part, after a review of the market mechanism, the causes of the market failure and the reasons for Government intervention are dis [...]
Governments use policy instruments in order to influence economic resource allocations, such as the level of crop production, the distribution of income, the earning and expenditure of foreign exchange, and the demand for goods and services. While some of these objectives can be influenced directly [...]
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