Front Matter

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IMF PAPER ON POLICY ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT

© 1995 International Monetary Fund

This is a Paper on Policy Analysis and Assessment and the author(s) would welcome any comments on the present text. Citations should refer to a Paper on Policy Analysis and Assessment of the International Monetary Fund, mentioning the author(s) and the date of issuance. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the Fund.

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Research Department

April 1995

Contents

  • I. Introduction

  • II. Macroeconomic Structure and Agricultural Performance

    • 1. Per capita income and population growth

    • 2. Share of agriculture

    • 3. Economic reform and food production

  • III. Some Explanations of the Differences in Agricultural Growth

    • 1. Structural characteristics

      • a. Land and water resources

      • b. Traditional technologies

    • 2. Evolution of institutions

    • 3. Prices and markets

    • 4. Infrastructure and support services

  • IV. Conclusions

  • Text Tables

  • 1. Macroeconomic and Agricultural Indicators in Sub-Saharan African Countries and China

  • 2. Changes in Agricultural Output and Food Production in Selected African Countries and China

  • References

Agricultural Growth in Sub-Saharan African Countries and China
Author: Mr. Mahmood Hasan Khan and Mr. Mohsin S. Khan