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The use of microeconomic information in the analysis and formulation of agricultural policies in French-speaking West African countries

, : The use of microeconomic information in the analysis and formulation of agricultural policies in French-speaking West African countries. L' utilisation des donnees micro economiques dans l' analyse et la formulation des politiques agricoles des pays francophones de ' Afrique de l' Ouest: 98pp.

In order to secure the success of an economic policy, it is necessary to create the conditions which will induce individual decision makers to act in accordance with its goals. This is especially the case in agriculture, where peasant interest must be made to match agricultural or general economic policy targets. Grassroot, microeconomic data pertaining to farming techniques and peasant behaviour are required for effective policy formulation.

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