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By Roger D. Norton

Ready lower than the aegis of the nutrition and Agriculture association of the United international locations (FAO), this article offers a clean and complete examine agricultural improvement coverage. It presents a transparent, systematic evaluate of significant periods of coverage concerns in constructing international locations and discusses the rising foreign consensus on workable ways to the problems.

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Smith, ‘Agricultural Parastatal Reform,” paper prepared for the Policy Assistance Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, August 31, 1998, pp. 7–8 [emphasis in original]. 15. R. Wade, ‘How infrastructure agencies motivate staff: canal irrigation in India and the Republic of Korea’, in A. ), Infrastructure Strategies in East Asia, Economic Development Institute, The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA, 1997. THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT 29 Indian canal systems are large, centralized hierarchies in charge of all functions.

For example, policies oriented toward improving marketing channels are usually linked to international trade policies, to competition policy (as applied to agro-industry) and to rural financial policy. Strengthening institutions dedicated to rural finance in turn frequently depends in part on providing greater security of land tenure, and so forth. Hence, a policy reform program in agriculture often has to be fairly comprehensive, dealing with policies in several important areas. This underscores the importance of developing an agricultural strategy.

In general, the following six stages can be identified in the phase of dissemination- 32 AGRICULTURAL POLICY FRAMEWORK cum-implementation, that is, after an initial design for policy reform has been proposed: • Promotion of the new policies among all concerned policy makers (including in Ministries other than Agriculture). • Dissemination of the new policies and their benefits among producers and the public at large and to international development agencies. • Drafting of the implementation plan or program for implementation through the five channels indicated above.

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