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Variability in grain yields

Variability in foodgrain yields and production has entered into the food policy agenda in the wake of the Green Revolution, but debate and decisionmaking have been stifled for lack of a systematically gathered body of cogent evidence. Research by the…


Seasonal variability in Third World agriculture

The purpose of this book is to explore the seasonality of household food security. This involves examining the extent, patterns, causes, and consequences of seasonal variations in wages, agricultural earnings, food availability, prices, consumption,…


Agricultural price policy for developing countries

The weight of agricultural prices in political debate, their searing importance to the poor, and their common association with unusually low agricultural output levels often lead to policies that focus directly on prices at the expense of other…


Fertilizer pricing policy in Bangladesh

These collected papers represent part of the output from an intensive study conducted between September 1984 and March 1985 in Bangladesh and Washington, D.C. The study was a collaborative effort commissioned by the Bangladesh Ministry of Agriculture…


Accelerating food production in Sub-Saharan Africa

The final papers-the chapters herein-provide a wide-ranging, up-todate, and varied approach to key issues, which reflect the diverse physical, cultural, economic, and political environment of Africa. Recognition of this diversity is essential to…