Rethinking Public Policy in Agriculture. Lessons from Distant and Recent History
Policy assistance series
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.
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
Agricultural and sub-sectoral policies