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Agriculture: Improving Governance forFood Security and Agriculture

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Robert L. Paarlberg

Introduction

The 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) did not shy from discussing problems of governance at the level of national institutions and policies. The Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI) that emerged from the summit correctly emphasized in section I (4) the lead role of ‘good governance within each country’. It elaborated this point in section IX (146):

Each country has the primary responsibility for its own sustainable development, and the role of national policies and development strategies cannot be overemphasized. All countries ...

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