Volume 13, Number 4, Juillet-Août 2006
|Page(s)||247 - 255|
|Section||PMA et organisations internationales|
|Published online||15 July 2006|
The economics of agricultural development: what have we learned?
Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2424, Maile Way, Honolulu, HI
Agricultural development thinking has gone through several stages of fad and fancy, often without an understanding of previous fallacies. Its current doldrums are unfortunate given the unrivaled importance of agricultural development for poverty reduction in most development countries. After reviewing several policy and program areas, lessons are synthesized, and a forward-looking research framework suggested, especially regarding role of specialization in the evolution of economic organization. The corresponding role of government is seen to be the facilitation of economic cooperation, rather than social engineering.
Key words: agricultural development / development economics
This paper draws on Agricultural Development Thinking: Fads, Fancies, Fallacies and Frontiers presented at Agricultural and Rural Development in Asia: Ideas, Paradigms, and Policies Three Decades After, Manila, November 2005. Thanks to Kim Burnett, Sittidaj Pongkijvorasin, Sean D'Evelyn, and Geri Mason for assistance.
© John Libbey Eurotext 2006
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