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The Impact of Foreign Assistance on Agricultural Growth

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  • Norton, George W.
  • Ortiz, Jaime
  • Pardey, Philip G.

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Foreign development assistance (aid) takes many forms: financial, technical, food. The rationale for aid rests on humanitarian, political, and economic grounds . The effectiveness of aid to agriculture is empirically assessed using a production function approach with cross-sectional-time-series data for 98 countries. Results indicate that aid to agriculture has had a positive and significant impact in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, but little effect in the Middle East and Latin America. Debt problems may be influencing the effectiveness of aid in Latin America. Aid effects did not differ across countries by income level or by importance of the agricultural sector .

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  • Norton, George W. & Ortiz, Jaime & Pardey, Philip G., 1989. "The Impact of Foreign Assistance on Agricultural Growth," Staff Papers 232543, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:vtaesp:232543
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.232543
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    1. Peterson, Willis L., 1987. "International Land Quality Indexes," Staff Papers 13877, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
    2. Christiansen, Robert E., 1987. "The Impact Of Economic Development On Agricultural Trade Patterns," Staff Reports 277918, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
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    1. Kaya, Ozgur & Kaya, Ilker & Gunter, Lewell F., 2008. "The Impact of Agricultural Aid on Agricultural Sector Growth," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6743, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    2. Kim, Jung Eun, 2018. "Technological capacity building through energy aid: Empirical evidence from renewable energy sector," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 122(C), pages 449-458.

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