This book addresses the issues surrounding food policy with an emphasis on the roles played by the U.S. family farm, markets, government subsidies, Third World politics, and international economy. It discusses the nature of the agricultural problems and suggests specific solutions for each of them.
Introduction Part 1: International Aspects 1. Impact of the International Macro Environment on the World Food Situation 2. Trade and Agriculture 3. World Food Situation in Historical Perspective 4. Government Intervention, Financial Constraint and the World Food Situation 5. Agricultural Policies in Developing Countries: The Transfer of Resources from Agriculture 6. The (Negative) Role of Food Aid and Technical Assistance 7. "The (Negative) Role of Food Aid and Technical Assistance": A Comment 8. Farm Structure, Productivity, and Poverty Part 2: The Domestic Perspective 9. The Current Setting of U. S. Agriculture 10. A Coherent Policy for U. S. Agriculture 11. The Prospects for Successfully Restructuring the Farm Credit System 12. The catholic Bishops Pastoral Draft statement on American Agriculture 13. Response to Bishop O'Rourke Part 3: Synthesis of Papers 14. The Family Farm: Shall We Freeze it in Place or Free it to Adjust? 15. Subsidies and Support