By Roger D. Norton
Ready lower than the aegis of the foodstuff and Agriculture association of the United international locations (FAO), this article provides a clean and complete examine agricultural improvement coverage. It presents a transparent, systematic evaluate of significant periods of coverage matters in constructing nations and discusses the rising overseas consensus on possible methods to the problems.
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Their ways of operation . . and source of ﬁnance . . 16 In contrast, in Korea there are functionally separate organizations in the canal systems: the implementation and routine maintenance tasks . . are delegated to the Farmland Improvement Associations, one per catchment area, which are staffed by local part-time farmers . . knowledgeable about changing local conditions, dependent for their salary and operational budget largely on the user fees paid by the farmers, and continually drawing upon local trust relationships.
183–184 [emphases added]. 9. Theodore W. Schultz, Transforming Traditional Agriculture, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, USA, 1964. 10. R. Evenson, P. E. Waggoner and V. W. Ruttan, ‘Economic Beneﬁts from Research’, Science, 205, 1979, pp. 1101–1107. THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT 27 being done, especially in economies in transition, to provide it systematically. . ] The deﬁnition of property rights can be expanded to include legislation and regulations that guarantee rights agreed to under contracts, such as regulations for bonded storage warehouses, rules for weights and measures in markets, legislation supporting land rental contracts, and bank supervision legislation for microﬁnance institutions.
It also places major demands on a country’s natural resource base, especially water and soils. A more fundamental justiﬁcation for an agricultural policy is that transfers of rural labor out of agriculture represent essentially irreversible ﬂows of resources in the economy, and hence neglect of agriculture can give rise to permanent and not necessarily desirable structural changes in the economy. Another consideration is that economic institutions are generally less well developed in rural areas than in cities, and therefore special policy attention is required to strengthen those institutions.
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