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Institutional economics perspectives on African agricultural development

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The economics professions have been paying increasing attention to institutional issues, and they have developed strong concepts and analytical tools that are particularly relevant to the problems of agricultural change in Africa. This book represents an effort to consolidate lessons learned from applying an ?institutional lens? to these challenges. It presents a framework for thinking about the institutional challenges facing African agriculture and identifies the tools of economic analysis that can be used to address them. The combination of theoretical chapters on core themes, supported by case studies from a wide range of countries, makes an important contribution to existing literature. Through an accessible synthesis of new institutional economics theory and research, the authors develop a better understanding of African agriculture and how to improve it.


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