Toward a Theory of Food and Agriculture Policy Intervention for a Developing Economy with Particular Reference to Nigeria

Gbolagade B. Ayoola
December 1997  [97-WP 187]

Following three months as a visiting scholar in the Department of Economics at lows State University, the author documents the results of his discussions regarding the policy process for agriculture and rural development in developing countries. His goal in this study is to initiate a process that will lead to a concise theory of policy intervention specifically suitable for the prevailing conditions in developing countries. He discusses the main features of the Nigerian agricultural polio environment to arouse interest in the analysis of that environment in relation to the advanced agricultural system of the United States.

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