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Title: THE ROLE OF AGRIBUSINESS IN DEVELOPMENT: REPLACING THE DIMINISHED ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT IN RAISING RURAL INCOMES
Authors: Stanton, Julie V.
Keywords: agribusiness
agroindustry
development strategies
economic reform
nonfarm income
public policy
rural income
smallholder agriculture
Issue Date: 2000
Abstract: With increasing efforts to promote free markets, one must ask whether the impact on some agricultural producers may be less than desirable. Small producers with limited access to capital, technical assistance, and competitive buyers may be unable to participate in new marketing opportunities. Without recommending a return to heavy government, this article suggests development policy be enlarged to encompass agribusiness enterprises. Localized agribusiness can help rural populations capture value added that is otherwise lost to external agents. This may require, however, a different governmental role, primarily in the provision of basic infrastructure, transparent policies, and the continued emphasis on availability of capital and technology.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/14662
Institution/Association: Journal of Agribusiness>Volume 18, Number 2, Spring 2000
Total Pages: 15
Language: English
From Page: 173
To Page: 187
Collections:Volume 18, Number 2, Spring 2000

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