Poverty Brief: Critical argument against the outcome of ‘neoliberal’ agricultural development process

The long-held view that agricultural research, education and extension belong to the public domain has been undermined since the late 1970s and replaced by a neoliberal conception of the role and functioning of such agents in the agricultural development process.

However, Reidar Øygard argues in CROP Carbon Poverty Brief 49 that the actual results of these reforms deviate strongly from the projected outcome in terms of sector progress.

Read the full paper her: Agricultural Development, the State and the Role of Knowledge