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Agricultural Development Policy By Roger D. Norton

Agricultural Development Policy
by Roger D. Norton

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Agricultural policy is undergoing a dramatic change the world over. Governmental bodies and agencies are moving away from traditional forms of intervention in agriculture and creating new policies. Essential to policy--makers in the middle of this revolution is a reference that distills the lessons of international research and experience.
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Agricultural Development Policy: Concepts and Experiences by Roger D. Norton

Prepared under the aegis of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), this text presents a fresh and comprehensive look at agricultural development policy. It provides a clear, systematic review of important classes of policy issues in developing countries and discusses the emerging international consensus on viable approaches to the issues. The text is unique in its coverage and depth and it:* Summarises hundreds of references on agricultural development policies* Cites policy experiences and applied studies in more than 70 countries* Provides guidance for policy makers giving examples of successes and failures* Reviews issues related to the formulation of strategies and the requirements for making them successful* Develops the conceptual foundations and illustrates policies that have worked, and some that have not, with explanations Topics covered include agriculture's role in economic development, the objectives and strategies of agricultural policy, linkages between macroeconomic and agricultural policy, policies for the agricultural financial system and agricultural technology development. Upper level undergraduates taking courses in Economic Development and International Development and graduates taking courses in Agricultural Development, International and Economic Development, Natural Resource Management and specialised topics in agriculture will find this text of great interest. It also serves as a reference for professionals and researchers in the field of International Development.

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About Roger D. Norton

Roger D. Norton is the author of Agricultural Development Policy: Concepts and Experiences, published by Wiley.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Agriculture and Economic Development: Basic Considerations. 2. Strategies and the Agricultural Policy Framework. 3. Broad Issues of Agricultural Policy. 4. Policies that Influence Producer Incentives. 5. Land Tenure Policies. 6. Water Management Policies in Agriculture. 7. Policies for Agricultural and Rural Finance. 8. Policies for Agricultural Technology. 9. Agricultural Development Strategies: Process and Structure. Annex: National Economic Policies and Irrigation in Yemen. Index.

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Agricultural Development Policy: Concepts and Experiences by Roger D. Norton
Roger D. Norton
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