Planning methods for agriculture in less-developed countries.
Belshaw, D. G. R.
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This paper will consider agricultural planning methodology under four heads. Firstly, the major features and problems of t he typical agricultural sector in a less- developed country are discussed with particular reference to the economic planning process, Secondly , standard planning procedures for the inter-sectoral allocation of resources are assessed from the point of view of their feasibility and accuracy for the agricultural sector . The identification of alternative strategies for agricultural development is then discussed briefly and finally the main features of a systematic planning procedure for the agricultural sector are presented.