Guide to agricultural changes
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CTA. 1998. Guide to agricultural changes. Spore 76. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Changing Public and Private Roles in Agricultural Service Provision. By D Carney. 1998. 90 pp. ISBN 0 85003 347 8 Overseas Development Institute Portland House Stag Place London, SW1E 5DP UK.
The complex set of changes in agricultural services are well-described in this book, which is an updated version of a 1995 working paper by the Overseas Development Institute. Published with support from the UK Department for International Development, it is an expanded review of literature, which considers the changing rôles of the public and private sectors in agricultural service provision. It addresses agricultural research, extension work, rural credit, agricultural marketing, veterinary services, fertiliser and seed supply. It focuses on the changes in effectiveness, efficiency and accountability, which have been achieved in recent programmes of reform and public sector retrenchment. It pays special attention to the effect of reform and adjustment on the poorest sections of rural communities, and on the interactions that characterise rural livelihoods. As such, it provides a compact but rich overview of current trends in rural development services. The discussion of rural credit, for example, follows the new trend of providing financial service packages such as insurance and savings, in addition to credit. Changing Public and Private Roles in Agricultural Service Provision. By D Carney. 1998. 90 pp. ISBN 0 85003 347 8 Overseas Development Institute Portland House Stag Place London, SW1E 5DP UK.