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Gageures de la Vision 2020 pour l'Amérique Latine

In recent years, the countries of Latin America have made radical changes in their development strategies, including decentralization of government, privatization, and deregulation of markets. These changes have already affected the livelihoods of…

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The potential impact of AIDS on population and economic growth rates.

AIDS is a human tragedy and a major health problem. The scale of the disease is so large that it now raises questions about the impact of AIDS on the future development path of many of the world’s poorest developing countries. Through its effects on…

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The nonfarm sector and rural development

This paper assembles empirical evidence on the nonfarm sector and analyzes policies for affecting future rural development. It reviews trends in trade and services, cottage industries, and small industries, among others. It examines linkages between…

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Africa's changing agricultural development strategies

During the last 25 years, African policymakers have been bombarded with often conflicting advice on agricultural development strategy from an increasing array of international development agencies. In this brief, Christopher Delgado gives a chronology…

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Agriculture, trade and regionalism in South Asia

Like many other regional groups, the member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)--Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka--have taken steps toward forming a regional free trade area.…

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Russia's food economy in transition: what do reforms mean for the long-term outlook?

Russia's food economy is undergoing a fundamental transition. Rapid changes and adjustments are still taking place in the market and pricing systems, in the subsidies to output and input markets and the credit market, and in the process of…

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Sociopolitical effects of new biotechnologies in developing countries

Assuring food security for the next 25 years requires meeting a number of political, social, economic, and technical challenges. One of these is the successful use of new biotechnologies in agriculture. Research in recombinant genetics and…

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