Status
reviewed & published
Title
Rethinking Public Policy in Agriculture. Lessons from Distant and Recent History
Series
Policy assistance series
Series number
7
Author
Consolidated by Ha-Joon Chang, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Date
2009
Abstract

This report on a study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on “Applying Historical Precedent to New Conventional Wisdom on Public Sector Roles in Agriculture and Rural Development”, synthesizes the reviews of the history of agricultural policy in ten of today’s developed countries (Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United States of America) and in ten developing and transition economies (Chile, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Hungary, India, Mexico, Ukraine, Viet Nam and Zambia). It draws lessons for today’s developing and transition countries that go beyond the so-called Washington Consensus.

Country
Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Ukraine, United States of America, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Zambia
Region
International
Topics
Agricultural and sub-sectoral policies