Turkmenistan : The Burden of Current Agricultural Policies

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

June 1, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper analyses the economic costs of current agricultural policies in Turkmenistan. It argues that the opportunity cost of continuing with these policies is very high for the budget, the average farmer, and the economy as a whole. The paper calls for the development of nontraditional agricultural crops, which are more profitable than wheat and cotton in the international commodity markets, and a comprehensive and sustained reform strategy for the agricultural sector.

Series:

Working Paper No. 00/98

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451852134/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0982000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

25

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