Relative agricultural prices and the urban bias model: a comparative analysis of Tanzania and Fiji.

F. Ellis

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Critically examines agricultural price aspects of the urban bias model, especially the links between class interests, government policies, and the trend of real agricultural prices. Contains an analysis of the principal factors both economic and political underlying agriculture's terms of trade contrasting countries, Tanzania and Fiji. Both case studies, in different ways, raise doubts about the generality of urban bias propositions as they relate to agricultural prices. They also suggest important weaknesses in the model's interpretation of the politics of farm prices. -Author
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-51
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Development Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984

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