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Agricultural policies in developing countries: national and international aspects

, : Agricultural policies in developing countries: national and international aspects. The agro technological system towards 2000 A European perspective: 33-51

A broad review of policy trends in agriculture in developing countries is presented. The main elements of the policy environment examined are: (i) general development strategies and macroeconomic policies; (ii) the taxation of farm outputs and farm input subsidy programmes; (iii) special public interventions in marketing. It is concluded that agricultural development has been strongly discriminated against in developing countries.

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