Policies and Market Development to Accelerate Technological Change in the Semiarid Zones: A Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

Sanders, J H and Sharpiro, B (2012) Policies and Market Development to Accelerate Technological Change in the Semiarid Zones: A Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Dryland Agriculture. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, Madison. Wisconsin, USA, pp. 879-900. ISBN 978-0-89118-265-8

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Abstract

During the past two decades (1980–2000) donors from developed countries have been promoting structural adjustment in developing countries. This generally includes getting the public sector out of an active role in the economy, moving toward an open or free-trade regime, and eliminating subsidies (Stiglitz, 2002). Policy options, such as marketing boards and input subsidies, have been discouraged, if not eliminated, as available policy tools at the disposal of most developing countries......

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Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2013 06:34
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 08:18
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6941
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