JOB OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR Measure improvement or deterioration in economic, social, and environmental conditions Support analysis and design of public policies that would move us toward sustainability
EUROPEAN UNION RURAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS Support for rural development shall contribute to the achieving the following goals: improving the competitiveness of agriculture and forestry by means of support for restructuring; improving the environment and the countryside by means of support for land management; improving the quality of life in rural areas and encouraging diversification of economic activity
UNITED STATES RURAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS expand markets for agricultural products and support economic development, further develop alternative markets for agricultural products and activities, provide financing needed to help expand job opportunities and improve housing utilities and infrastructure in rural America, manage and protect America’s public and private lands working cooperatively with other levels of government and the private sector.
MEXICO RURAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS develop a new rural society based on sustainable growth of the agrifood system and good governance that preserves the natural environment attain higher efficiency, competitiveness, and sustainability of domestic production in national and international markets develop the supply chain and promote agricultural diversification that will provide additional sources of income and employment for the rural economy promote and take advantage of scientific advances and new technologies that support agricultural productivity, profitability and competitiveness for the rural sector and national economic development Source: Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 2001-2006, Programa Sectorial SAGARPA 2001-2006, Programa Especial Concurrente
FARM HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTION Farm Household (labor, land, capital) LeisureOff-farmFarm Government Commodities Social Value Income Household Utility Pollution Amenities
COMPOSITION OF WORLD WEALTH BY INCOME GROUP Raw material exporters Other developing countries High-income countries Source: World Bank
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