CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

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Crisis, adjustment policies and agriculture

This article deals with the effects on agriculture of the economic policy associated with the crisis and the economic adjustment. T he author starts by recounting the most notable features of the macroeconomic policies which in relative terms marginalized agriculture from the most vigorous stimuluses of growth and of the specific policies designed to offset these effects. Before the crisis the combination of these policies had shaped a complex and costly pattern of agricultural development, the results of which were successful for a while with respect to the growth of agriculture in many countries, but failed with respect to equality and alleviation of rural poverty.

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