By Roger D. Norton

Ready less than the aegis of the nutrients and Agriculture association of the United countries (FAO), this article offers a clean and entire examine agricultural improvement coverage. It presents a transparent, systematic assessment of significant periods of coverage concerns in constructing international locations and discusses the rising overseas consensus on possible ways to the problems.

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Rural infrastructure has not received the same attention and emphasis as it has in urban areas. This was especially the case in socialist countries where the neglect of roads left a high percentage of villages and farm households inaccessible . . throughout the year, or for a large part of the year, owing to the poor quality of existing roads. . Competitive markets may not be optimal There . . are goods and services that societies believe will either not be provided in adequate amounts by competitive markets owing to economies of scale (public utilities), or not be utilized in socially optimal amounts by certain segments of the population.

This figure is taken from R. D. Norton, ‘Integration of Food and Agricultural Policy with Macroeconomic Policy: Methodological Considerations in a Latin American Perspective’, FAO Economic and Social Development Paper No. 111, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 1992. 6. These principles were applied, for example, in developing Guyana’s National Development Strategy and Estonia’s National Strategy for Sustainable Agricultural Development. 1 The role of agricultural programs in national economic development.

3 Projects, like programs, are limited in time and are staff-intensive. They usually involve a significant investment component. They utilize the government’s capital account budget, whereas 3. It should be noted that the word program is sometimes used in another sense, that of a policy program or a set of interrelated policies. 22 AGRICULTURAL POLICY FRAMEWORK programs utilize the current account budget. However, some programs also contain investment expenditures, and so the distinction between programs and projects is not always clear-cut.

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