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Library Uruguay : Family Agriculture Development

Uruguay : Family Agriculture Development

Uruguay : Family Agriculture Development

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Date of publication
February 2013
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The bank has a long relationship with
Uruguay's agricultural sector, expanding over a period
of more than 60 years in which several projects and various
analytical and advisory assistance initiatives have been
implemented. The main purposes of the present report are: a)
to analyze the main characteristics of family agriculture as
well as its development potential and constraints; b) to
examine Uruguay's current agricultural policy and
institutional framework; c) present a set of measures aimed
at reducing vulnerabilities and increasing development
opportunities for family producers; and d) contribute to
Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fishery's
(MGAP's) preparation of an agricultural and rural
development plan 2010-15, by presenting a set of policy
recommendations and measures to support an economic and
environmentally sustainable family agriculture development
within the Government's overall strategy to promote
more equitable rural development. Uruguay's
agricultural and food sector has successfully mastered past
crises and retained its role as an important sector of the
national economy, which saw its contribution to Gross
Domestic product (GDP) increased from 6.0 percent during the
economic crisis in 2000-2001 to 9.1 percent of national GDP,
or 13.7 percent including agro-food processing, in 2008.

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