Critical Issues For Fertilizier Policy

Rapid Agricultural Growth Drives Poverty Reduction and Overall Growth

My paper presented to this group in January provided data and analyzed the relationships behind the Agricultural Development Led Industrialization (ADLI) strategy that drives the national 20 year vision (Mellor 2012.) As discussed below ADLI gets the bulk of its agricultural growth from high potential areas and implicitly from the small commercial farmer. Those farmers spend half the increments to their income in the local, rural, non-farm sector (Dorosh and Mellor 2012.) That sector is employment intensive and its growth drives the rapid reduction in poverty that is always associated with rapid growth by the small commercial farmer...


John W. Mellor