Agricultural Development Strategies Process and Structure

9.1 The Roles of an Agricultural Strategy 425

9.1.1 A Strategy as a Vision and a

Unifying Document 425

9.1.2 A Balanced Package of Reforms 426

9.1.3 The Educational Role of a Strategy 427

9.2 Participatory Processes for Developing Strategies 428

9.2.1 Reasons for Encouraging Participation 428

9.2.2 The Participants in a Process of Developing a Strategy 430

9.2.3 Managing a Participatory Process 432

9.2.4 Challenges and Risks of

Participation 439

9.3 Structure and Consistency in a Strategy 442

9.3.1 Shaping a Strategy 442

9.3.2 Institutions and Human Capital 444

9.3.3 Consistency Dimensions of a

Strategy 446

9.4 Substantive Orientations of an

Agricultural Strategy 450

9.4.1 Lessons from Long-Term Models of Agricultural Development 451

9.4.2 Strategic Orientations for Agriculture 455

9.4.3 Approaches to Agricultural Development Policies 458

9.5 Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation 460

9.5.1 Rural Development Projects 461

9.5.2 Decentralizing Rural Development 462

9.5.3 Economic Transfers to Support Agricultural and Rural Development 465

9.5.4 Investment Priorities 468

9.5.5 Frameworks for Rural

Development Policies 469

9.6 Implementation of a Strategy 474

9.7 Concluding Observations 475

Discussion Points for Chapter 9 476

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