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The Economics of Agricultural Development: What Have We Learned? Processes

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  • James Roumasset

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    (Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

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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 forwardlooking 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.

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Paper provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 200604.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:hai:wpaper:200604

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