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C. C. C. Page xii JOHN FARRINGTON Overseas Development Institute London DOUGLAS A. C. ROBERTA V. C. C. C. STEIN T. HOLDEN Agricultural University of Norway Ås STEEN JOFFE Consultant Linton, Kent, United Kingdom DAVID KAIMOWITZ Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Bogor, Indonesia EDWIN B. C. C. C. C. C. PRABHU L. PINGALI International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) Mexico City, Mexico JULES N. PRETTY University of Essex Colchester, United Kingdom AGNES R. C. C. TJAART W.
In this context, Pretty recognizes that in practice, policy is the net result of the actions of different interest groups pulling in complementary and opposing directions, often making the outcome uncertain. In chapter 5, Holden and Binswanger analyze small-farmer decisionmaking in the context of imperfect markets and its implications for efficiency and for sustainability of natural resource management. They argue that new policies to stimulate sustainable rural development are much needed and that, to succeed, these policies have to build on an understanding of the decisionmaking environment and behavioral responses of small farmers.
C. C. Page xiv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We are grateful to the Swiss Trust Fund for Studies for cofinancing the production of this compendium. Special thanks go to Paul Egger, director of the Agricultural Service in the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, who supported the idea of a volume on sustainable rural development and gave valuable advice. We would also like to thank each contributor to the volume. For most of them, this was a volunteer effort based on each author's commitment to rural development.