Agricultural Policies in Developing Countries available in Paperback
This book is about agricultural policies in developing countries. It concerns the methods used by governments to change the ecomonic and social framework within which agricultural production takes place: by influencing the prices of farm inputs and outputs, by modifying agricultural institutions, and by promoting new technologies in agriculture. The book is organized around a central set of eight policy chapters, covering topics of price policy, marketing policy, input policy, credit policy, mechanization policy, land reform policy, and irrigation policy. These chapters are preceded by material covering the nature of policy, a framework for policy analysis, and the principles used by economists to undertake agricultural policy analysis. They are followed by chapters that examine the status of women in agricultural policies, and that summarize aspects of food policy not covered in the main policy chapters.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Wye Studies in Agricultural and Rural Development Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Agriculture Policy Analysis: 1. Markets, state and policy; 2. Policy analysis: framework; 3. Policy analysis: economics; Part II. Agricultural Policies: 4. Price policy; 5. Marketing policy; 6. Input policy; 7. Credit policy; 8. Mechanisation policy; 9. Land reform policy; 10. Research policy; 11. Irrigation policy; Part III. Cross-cutting Themes: 12. Women and agricultural policies; 13. Food policy and food security; 14. Policies in perspective; References; Author index; Subject index.