Economic trends in Latin America : Roles for agriculture and new technology uri icon

abstract

  • The economic trends of Latin America and the Caribbean are assessed in the framework of the debt crisis of the 1980s and the subsequent changing attitudes to economic policy. Consequences for overall economic and agricultural development strategies in the next decade are outlined. Long-term expectations for the agricultural sector are then discussed as regards international labour distribution, alternative sources of domestic growth and interaction with the industrial and service sectors. Implications for the type of agricultural technology that should be generated are discussed.

publication date

  • 1991
  • 1991