By The World Bank
Making an investment to advertise agricultural progress and poverty aid is a critical pillar of the realm Bank's present rural procedure, achieving the agricultural bad (2003). One significant thrust of the method outlines the priorities and the techniques that the general public zone, deepest zone, and civil society can hire to reinforce productiveness and competitiveness of the rural region in ways in which decrease rural poverty and maintain the ordinary source base. those activities contain a wealthy mix of technology, know-how, humans, communique, administration, studying, study, skill construction, institutional improvement, and grassroots participation.This Sourcebook addresses tips on how to enforce the agricultural technique, via sharing details on funding strategies and deciding on leading edge methods that may relief the layout of destiny lending courses for agriculture. It offers regularly occurring sturdy practices and lots of examples that exhibit funding in agriculture offers worthwhile and sustainable returns to improvement efforts.It is split into 11 self-contained modules. every one module comprises 3 forms of subunits which can even be stand-alone records: I. Module evaluate, II. Agricultural funding Notes, III. leading edge task Profiles. The stand-alone nature of the subunits permits flexibility and suppleness of the cloth. chosen readings and internet hyperlinks also are supplied for readers who search extra in-depth information.The Sourcebook attracts on a variety of stories from donor firms, governments, associations, and different teams lively in agricultural improvement. it's a useful reference software for coverage makers, execs, lecturers and scholars, and an individual with an curiosity in agricultural investments.
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Key areas for support include building the human and institutional capacity for strategic analysis and planning, and establishing a participatory consultative process to articulate an agricultural development strategy that can result in real progress for the sector. 12 Too many countries continue to invest in agricultural development without a clear overall strategy. Central planning of agricultural production seldom worked in the past and is largely discredited. The role of government in promoting economic growth and development has changed with the increased importance of private-sector investment in agriculture.
6). because of low government salaries and poor incentive structures. The result was a “revolving door” situation in key ministry units as the besttrained staff left for the private sector or international employment. Critical to future reforms and institutional development will be the ability to build and retain the necessary qualified human resources (with skills in areas such as marketing and management), and the incentive systems to staff institutions that formulate policy. Development of these human resource capabilities must also take into account the future needs of private sector agencies, such as producer groups, agribusiness associations, and commodity chain consultative groups.
V. Thomas, and C. M. Wong. 1982. Agricultural Price Policies and the Developing Countries. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Tsakok, I. 1990. Agricultural Price Policy: A Practitioner’s Guide to Partial-Equilibrium Analysis. : Cornell University Press. AGRICULTURE INVESTMENT SOURCEBOOK This Note was prepared by Jock Anderson, Sam Kane, and Gary Alex, based on “Reaching the Rural Poor; Annex 5 – Guidelines for the Preparation of National Rural Development Strategies,” World Bank, 2003.