Agriculture, Environment, and Health: Sustainable by Vernon Ruttan

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The establishment of national and international agricultural research systems has generated a path of technical change consistent with the resource endowments and economic conditions of countries characterized by intense pressure of population against resource endowments, particularly in Asia. In the final section of his chapter North outlines a series of challenges for social-science research on issues related to institutional design and reform. He insists that we know too little about how to consciously design the changes in institutions needed to induce organizations to perform more efficiently.

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