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Research Series Issue 1 - Agricultural and rural development reconsidered
March 2016

This paper is a guide to current debates about agricultural development. It analyses the changes in development approaches and thinking in recent decades and explores today's critical issues in agricultural and rural development policy. With the main focus on Africa, the paper also includes insights from Asia and Latin America.


Steve Wiggins


Wiggins, S. 2016. “Agricultural and rural development reconsidered: A guide to issues and debates.” IFAD Research Series 1. Rome: IFAD