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

By Roger D. Norton

Ready lower than the aegis of the nutrients and Agriculture association of the United countries (FAO), this article offers a clean and accomplished examine agricultural improvement coverage. It presents a transparent, systematic evaluation of significant periods of coverage matters in constructing nations and discusses the rising foreign consensus on manageable ways to the problems.

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Its ultimate objective should be to support national development. In agriculture, as in other areas, economic policy responds to national imperatives and to a social and political vision. It is designed to promote the achievement of societal aims that are not exclusively economic in character. Therefore, the basis of a strategy, or set of policies, should be the enunciation of broad social, or societal, goals for agricultural and the rural sector. Fundamentally, they should be related to the promotion of human development.

In the framework of a central or provincial government, implementation of policy decisions occurs only in the following five ways: • New legislation • Administrative decisions and decrees of the executive branch that alter the rules governing the economic environment for agriculture and change institutional structures 19. Dani Rodrik, ‘Development Strategies for the 21st Century’, in B. Pleskovic and N. Stern (Eds), World Bank Annual Conference on Development Economics, 2000, The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA, 2001, pp.

Questions about the societal role and legal status of land impinge heavily on agriculture. Likewise, environmental pollution of land and water arising from farming and ranching activities can severely 1. In some contexts, the usage of the terms ‘strategy’ and ‘policy’ is reversed, so that the broader concept is called an ‘agricultural policy’, and it consists of ‘operational strategies’ in each area. The important point is that an overall strategy or policy document should contain both a vision for the sector and the concrete instruments of governmental action that are needed to implement it.

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