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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…


Crop insurance for agricultural development

Many countries have ambitious crop insurance programs to assist farmers in coping with risks. On a global basis, several billion dollars are spent each year on public subsidies for such programs. Given the high costs and the alternative uses of these…