Project Name: Latin America Agricultural Sector Planning and Policy Network *
Donor: Agency for International Development
Contract No: AID/ta-CA-1
Account No: 71-2013
Location: Costa Rica and 22 other Latin American and Caribbean countries
Duration: July 1977 - June 1980
Key MSU FacuIty: Harold Riley and Darrell Fienup (Agricultural Economics)
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Project Goals: To improve and build institutional capabilities for agricultural and rural sector planning and policy analysis in Latin American and Caribbean countries; to facilitate implementation of agricultural and rural sector planning and policy analysis in the appropriate ministries and planning institutions of AID and the Inter-American Institute of Agricultural Sciences (I1CA) target countries.
These plans and objectives were carried out in two phases.
Phase One (approximately 24 months)
Phase Two (approximately 12 months)
Cooperating Institutions: Inter-American Institute of Agricultural Sciences and Iowa State University
Project Summary: MSU joined with Iowa State University to aid the Inter-American Institute of Agricultural Science in building and improving institutional capabilities in agricultural planning, policy development, and sector analysis in 23 Latin American and Caribbean countries. The effort involved an initial assessment of interests, needs, and capabilities in planning; development of training materials, workshops, and in-service programs for staffs of agricultural planning divisions; and promotion and implementation of networking activities among countries of the region.
* This description is adapted from work by Nancy E. Horn, an MSU alumnus from the Anthropology Department, published in 1985 “A Project History of Michigan State University’s Participation in International Development for the period 1951 – 1985”. See AFRE Emeritus Faculty - Acknowledgements