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The Economic Analysis of the Dynamics of Food Crop Production


C. René Dominique

Many of the economic problems of developing countries in the mid-1970s seem to stem from stagnant food crop agricultural systems. A brief examination of the conditions of agricultural growth indicates that modernization follows, in general, a sequence which cannot be violated with impunity, and involves a whole series of mutually-dependent measures, the nature and extent of which vary with the position of a system on its development continuum. In order to be most effective, the measures must first be appropriate to the stage of development, and then well coordinated.