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La ingeniería agronómica española en la encrucijada. El congreso nacional de 1950

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  • Carlos Barciela López

    (Universidad de Alicante)

  • Mª Inmaculada López Ortiz

    (Universidad de Alicante)

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This article deals with the First National Congress of Agronomic Engineering held in Madrid in 1950, at a time of critical food shortage. This took place within an international framework in which the Franco regime was increasingly accepted thanks to the strategic interests of the United States. We examine the professional attitudes towards the interventionist and autarkic agricultural policy that had been developed by the Spanish Government since the end of the Civil War. The Congress became a platform for demanding an end to interventionism and a new, more technical-productivist approach, while maintaining strong protectionist policies. The relevance and interest of this study is evident, considering the significance of Rafael Cavestany’s policy critique in Congress, and the fact that he would take over as Minister of Agriculture in July of 1951.

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  • Carlos Barciela López & Mª Inmaculada López Ortiz, 2013. "La ingeniería agronómica española en la encrucijada. El congreso nacional de 1950," Historia Agraria. Revista de Agricultura e Historia Rural, Sociedad Española de Historia Agraria, issue 61, pages 145-180, december.
  • Handle: RePEc:seh:journl:y:2013:i:61:m:december:p:145-180
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    Keywords

    Agricultural Policy; Agronomic Engineering; Franco’s Dictatorship; Agrarian Crisis; Economic Liberalization;

    JEL classification:

    • N24 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions - - - Europe: 1913-
    • N44 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Europe: 1913-
    • N54 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries - - - Europe: 1913-
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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