Cover of Privatization Agricultural Industrialization
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Privatization of Information and Agricultural Industrialization
Edited by Steven A. Wolf
299 pages, hardbound
1998

After more than 100 years of public sector leadership in agricultural research and extension in the United States, a new era is emerging in which private and corporate interested have increased authority and responsibility as information providers. This book describes and analyzes a variety of arrangements that contribute to the current mosaic of reorganization. The changing pattern of institutional relations raises questions concerning the social, economic, and environmental performance of agricultural systems.

This book describes and analyzes the changing pattern of institutional relations raises questions concerning the social, economic, and environmental performance of agricultural systems. The first section is devoted to a discussion of the basic concepts confronted in an analysis of privatization of agricultural information. The second section addresses the production and control of information and technological inputs in farming systems. The third section describes and analyzes privatization initiatives in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia. The fourth section addresses Institutional Innovation.

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