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Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Latin America

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Latin America (Paperback)

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The vast majority of the world's poorest households depend on farming for their livelihood. During the 1960s and 1970s, most developing countries imposed pro-urban and anti-agricultural policies, while many high-income countries restricted agricultural imports and subsidized their farmers. Both sets of policies inhibited economic growth and poverty alleviation in developing countries. Although progress has been made over the past two decades to reduce those policy biases, many trade- and welfare-reducing price distortions remain between agriculture and other sectors as well as within the agricultural sector of both rich and poor countries. Comprehensive empirical studies of the disarray in world agricultural markets first appeared approximately 20 years ago. Since then the OECD has provided estimates each year of market distortions in high-income countries, but there has been no comparable estimates for the world's developing countries.

This volume is the second in a series that not only fills that void for recent years but extends the estimates in a consistent and comparable way back in time - and provides analytical narratives for scores of countries that shed light on the evolving nature and extent of policy interventions over the past half-century. "Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Latin America" provides an overview of the evolution of distortions to agricultural incentives caused by price and trade policies in the economies of South America, plus the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Mexico. Together these countries constitute about 80 per cent of the region's population, agricultural output, and overall GDP. The title assesses the successes and failures of the past and evaluates policy options for the years ahead.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesPrimary industriesAgriculture & related industriesHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsGeopolitics Publisher: World Bank Publications Publication Date: 02/10/2008 ISBN-13: 9780821375136  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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