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Smallholder Cash Crop Production under Market Liberalisation: A New Institutional Economics Perspective

Edited By: A Dorward, J Kydd and C Poulton

280 pages, Tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #83232 | ISBN: 0851992773
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Using case studies from Ghana, Tanzania and Pakistan, this book investigates the difficulties faced by the private sector in supplying inputs and credit after the collapse of state-supported systems, and the conditions required for sustainable private sector investment to the benefit of rural people.


A new institutional economics perspective on current policy debates; cotton production and marketing in northern Ghana - the dynamics of competition on a system interlocking transactions; the cashew sector in southern Tanzania - overcoming problems of input supply; cotton and wheat marketing and the provision of pre-harvest services in Sindh Province, Pakistan; conclusions - new institutional economics, policy debates and the research agenda.

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