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Reconsidering The Role Of Government In Southern African Agriculture


  • Groenewald, Jan A.


Thoughts on the role of government changed late in the nineteenth century from nonintervention in economic affairs to government control. Events over the last decades have upstaged the ability of governments to achieve what had become to be major goals. The future role should be a balance between what is wanted, what is possible, and who – national government, trading block or private enterprise – should do what.

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  • Groenewald, Jan A., 1998. "Reconsidering The Role Of Government In Southern African Agriculture," Agrekon, Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), vol. 37(4), December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:agreko:54895

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    1. Roningen, Vernon O. & Dixit, Praveen M., 1989. "How Level is the Playing Field? An Economic Analysis of Agricultural Policy Reforms in Industrial Market Economies," Foreign Agricultural Economic Report (FAER) 147993, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    2. Julie A. Caswell, 1997. "Rethinking the Role of Government in Agri-Food Markets," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 79(2), pages 651-656.
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