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Urban transition and agricultural development : Implications for international assistance policy

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  • Urban transition and agricultural development
  • Rondinelli, Dennis A.
  • United States Agency for International Development


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Title Urban transition and agricultural development
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Implications for international assistance policy

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Rondinelli, Dennis A.

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[Washington, D.C.]:United States Agency for International Development

Date 1986
Series Title; No Periodical/Periodical Analytic; Development and change / 17
Pages 32
Subject Country Kenya(Africa)
Mexico(Americas)
Panama(Americas)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Territorial Development < National Land Development
Holding United States Agency for International Development

Abstract

The intimate relationship between urbanization and agricultural development in the Third World and the importance of this relationship to development policy and assistance strategies is explored. After discussing the changing view since the 1950's on the nature of this relationship, the paper discusses literature on the importance of urban centers for agricultural development. A model of a simplified food marketing system is presented in graphical form to illustrate the linkages in the food chain between rural areas, villages, towns, small cities, regional urban centers, and metropolitan areas. The experiences of Kenya, Mexico, South Korea, and Panama in pursuing economic growth through a regional development strategy are then related, representing a cross-section of policies and programmes used to deal with urban transition and rural underdevelopment. Five lessons for national and international develoment policy are drawn from these cases.