The development of rural areas calls for a holistic policy approach. Social and environmental policy, economic and trade policy and food and agricultural policy need to be cleverly combined in order to boost the rural economy without overexploiting natural resources, and if this is to succeed in the long term, to combat hunger and poverty. In this edition, with a view to agriculture as a driving force of rural development, we have chosen to focus on a sub-aspect of this policy mix: agricultural policy.
- Agricultural policies in the 2010’s: the contemporary agenda
- Providing an enabling environment
- Food security needs policy coherence
- Food security, agricultural policy and the role of small-scale farms
- The role of farmers’ organisations in defining national policies
- How to increase farmer organisations’ effectiveness?
- Envisaging alternative futures for African agriculture
- Agricultural policy reform and food security in China
- FAO’s Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies initiative
- Capacity development for agricultural policy advice
- « Each country must define its own priorities »
- ‘Smart subsidies’? A critical review of the Malawi fertiliser subsidy programme
- Sprouts and microgreens for a nutritious diet
- Stakeholder participation. Easier said than done
- Green revolution with black gold