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Argiculture Investment Sourcebook: Agriculture and Rural by The World Bank

By The World Bank

Making an investment to advertise agricultural progress and poverty aid is a critical pillar of the area Bank's present rural process, achieving the agricultural negative (2003). One significant thrust of the method outlines the priorities and the techniques that the general public area, inner most area, and civil society can hire to augment productiveness and competitiveness of the rural region in ways in which decrease rural poverty and maintain the traditional source base. those activities contain a wealthy mix of technological know-how, expertise, humans, conversation, administration, studying, learn, skill development, institutional improvement, and grassroots participation.This Sourcebook addresses the best way to enforce the agricultural process, by way of sharing info on funding suggestions and opting for cutting edge ways that may relief the layout of destiny lending courses for agriculture. It offers frequent sturdy practices and plenty of examples that exhibit funding in agriculture offers profitable and sustainable returns to improvement efforts.It is split into 11 self-contained modules. each one module includes 3 sorts of subunits that may even be stand-alone files: I. Module assessment, II. Agricultural funding Notes, III. cutting edge task Profiles. The stand-alone nature of the subunits permits flexibility and flexibility of the cloth. chosen readings and net hyperlinks also are supplied for readers who search extra in-depth information.The Sourcebook attracts on quite a lot of studies from donor firms, governments, associations, and different teams lively in agricultural improvement. it's a useful reference device for coverage makers, execs, teachers and scholars, and someone with an curiosity in agricultural investments.

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Service. Although there is no easy solution to the problem of retaining qualified economists, a common solution is for government to contract out policy research to universities, consulting firms, and research foundations, and to undertake joint analyses of policy implications with relevant stakeholders. However, ministries of agriculture still require a core capacity to tap available policy research, contract with outside institutions to fill research gaps, and analyze research output for use in the policymaking process.

Level of private investment in agriculture and agribusiness, and surveys of the investment climate for private investors in the sector. • Extent and quality of rural producer organization and agribusiness association input into agriculture policy formulation and program design and implementation. • The extent of liberalizing support and protection policies for agriculture. Analytical work and policy dialogue is especially important to assessing the needs for policy and institutional capacity building, and for preparing investment proposals prior to scaling up.

A pressing issue in many countries is to assist producers to adjust to market and trade liberalization—events that affect prices (and so change competitiveness and profitability among industries), and affect risks faced by farmers. 5 In some circumstances, income support programs can be helpful but must be “decoupled” (that is, not paid on the basis of current input use, output, or prices) so that these do not distort production. Similarly, market-based risk management systems for commodity prices and modern information and communication technologies have potential to help producers to cope with risk during the transition.

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