By Roger D. Norton
Ready below the aegis of the meals and Agriculture association of the United countries (FAO), this article offers a clean and finished examine agricultural improvement coverage. It presents a transparent, systematic evaluation of vital sessions of coverage concerns in constructing international locations and discusses the rising foreign consensus on possible methods to the problems.
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A broader conception of resource policy includes the basic resource of human capital, for which rural education and training programs are vital. The role of land tenure policy is to provide security of access to land resources, which can be as important as physical access to land. Most classes of policies are relevant to the entire sector, or most of it, and generally are not speciﬁc to particular crops. In this sense, there is not a cassava policy or a corn policy or a groundnut policy, or a millet policy or a plantain policy.
In general, the following six stages can be identiﬁed in the phase of dissemination- 32 AGRICULTURAL POLICY FRAMEWORK cum-implementation, that is, after an initial design for policy reform has been proposed: • Promotion of the new policies among all concerned policy makers (including in Ministries other than Agriculture). • Dissemination of the new policies and their beneﬁts among producers and the public at large and to international development agencies. • Drafting of the implementation plan or program for implementation through the ﬁve channels indicated above.
In public investments in agriculture the emphasis is shifting from massive State investment in large dams . . to better local management of existing irrigation systems and minor irrigation projects under some form of community control to improve the effectiveness of investments. In a comparison of the mode of operation of canal irrigation bureaucracy in [South] Korea and India, Wade (1997)15 ﬁnds the former to be more sensitive to the needs of the local farmers and thus more effective. The 13.
Agricultural Development Policy: Concepts and Experiences by Roger D. Norton