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By Roger D. Norton

ISBN-10: 047085779X

ISBN-13: 9780470857793

Ready less than the aegis of the nutrition and Agriculture association of the United international locations (FAO), this article offers a clean and accomplished examine agricultural improvement coverage. It offers a transparent, systematic overview of vital sessions of coverage matters in constructing nations and discusses the rising overseas consensus on plausible techniques to the problems.

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Pranab Bardhan, ‘Institutions, reforms and agricultural performance’, in K. G. ), Food, Agriculture and Rural Development: Current and Emerging Issues for Economic Analysis and Policy Research, Economic and Social Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 2001, pp. 155–158. 30 AGRICULTURAL POLICY FRAMEWORK tection of property rights, market regulation, macroeconomic stabilization, social insurance, and conflict management. In principle, a large variety of institutional setups could serve those functions.

Policy implementation is a demanding task, and for that reason it merits careful attention and a systematic approach. Implementation capacity often is a very scarce resource in the public sector. Without successful implementation, even the best designed policies are of no value. • • • DISCUSSION POINTS FOR CHAPTER 2 • Strategies can provide useful frameworks for policy reforms. A strategy constitutes both a vision of the sector’s future and a ‘road map’ for getting there. Public sector investments are one of the means for implementing strategies, • but increasingly strategies concentrate on issues related to institutions, legal frameworks, the functioning of markets, and resource endowments.

It is impossible to move too fast. The total program will take some years to implement even at maximum speed. . Move too slowly and the consensus that supports reform can collapse before the results are evident. . It is uncertainty, not speed, that endangers structural reform programs’ (The Wall Street Journal, January 17, 1990). To achieve the required consensus and coordination, often it is necessary to undertake extensive negotiations with interest groups, both within the sector and outside the sector, and with international agencies as well.

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