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Policy Reforms Affecting Agricultural Incentives: Much Achieved, Much Still Needed

Anderson, Kym


For decades, earnings from farming in many developing countries have been depressed by a pro-urban bias in own-country policies, as well as by governments of richer countries favoring their farmers with import barriers and subsidies. Both sets of policies reduce national and global economic welfare and inhibit agricultural trade and economic growth. They almost certainly add to inequality and poverty in developing countries, since three-quarters of the world’s billion poorest people depend...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Journal article
Source: World Bank Research Observer
DOI: 10.1093/wbro/lkp014
Access Rights: Open Access


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