A Billion Dollars a Day: The Economics and Politics of Agricultural Subsidies

In a lively, non-technical, and up-to-date account, this book addresses the core questions that surround the issues of agricultural subsidies. Explores these questions: Why do we have subsidies? How did they evolve? What is the present and possible future of subsidies? What is their impact on a typical African farmer? Written for the general public, this book will also be useful for courses in Agricultural Policy Provides a detailed examination of subsidy histories and the current policies of the United States, various European countries, Australia and New Zealand, and Korea and Japan Includes a discussion of how these policies affect developing countries-examining, in particular, their impact on many African farmers