ERIC Number: ED292987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
Global Review of Agricultural Policies.
Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
This report describes how governments throughout the world manage their economies and interact with their people, with special emphasis on how the agricultural sector is affected by changing government goals, policies, and programs. Policies and programs are described using information as of July 1987. The large country policy statements include descriptions of the economy and the agricultural sector, a statement of policy goals, a discussion of agricultural programs, and a qualitative assessment of agricultural programs. For smaller producing or trading countries, each country statement was abbreviated. Countries with a 1985 population under 100,000 are not included. Each of the 157 country statements plus one statement on other Caribbean States, provides information about key economic indicators and the macroeconomic linkages to agriculture. The statements also describe recent trends in key agricultural indicators and relate the agricultural sector to key commodities produced and traded. Policy goals are discussed in terms of broad government objectives as stated explicitly in development plan documents or implicitly in government actions. Agricultural programs are viewed in terms of their effects on resource allocation and use, product distribution, prices, and trade. Interventions in domestic agriculture and trade are described. Many statements include lists of references. Regional summaries are given for East Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, North Africa, Oceania, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Western Europe. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.