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17. South-South Collaborations in Agriculture: A Concluding Note

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Abstract

This volume has attempted to analyze the agricultural transformation in Africa within the framework of South-South cooperation that is being increasingly complemented by North-South collaborations. The scope of the subject is indeed extensive and only select thematic areas, namely knowledge sharing; value addition to agriculture through G2G partnerships; public–private partnerships; augmenting food security through trade in agro-commodities; and financing the development of the agriculture and allied sectors, have been discussed.
Footnotes
1
South-South Development cooperation is much wider in ambit than South-South cooperation (SSC) and includes inter alia: credit lines/less concessional loans, exports promotion, tariff reductions, private sector development and student scholarships which are excluded from the OECD (OECD, n.d.).
 
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Mentioned in Economic Survey (2018–2019) presented by the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman tabled in the Parliament on July 4, 2019 (PIB 2019).
 
3
GMOs threaten to narrow the seed diversity and exacerbate power asymmetries and income inequalities in a country, as payment towards royalties extract wealth beyond the continent.
 
5
The DFTP scheme now provides duty free market access on about 96% of India’s tariff lines (at HS 6 digit level of classification and 2.2% of the lines are under preferential duties). Only 1.8% of the tariff lines have been retained in the ‘Exclusion List’, with no duty concessions. Available at https://​commerce.​gov.​in/​writereaddata/​pdf_​download/​DFTP.​pdf.
 
6
The IMF pushes inflation and fiscal deficits to unnecessarily low levels, but few dare to do so at the risk of being cut off from the fund (Rowden 2019).
 
7
Progressive taxation, particularly wealth taxes on land holdings, would require more from the domestic elite. Instead, states follow the IMF advice to rely primarily on Value Added Taxes (VAT), which make the poor pay disproportionately more than the rich and keep the tax bases inordinately low.
 
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Integrating South-South cooperation, North-South cooperation and multilateral donor frameworks, has been an ongoing challenge for the African Union (AU). The impact of climate change, for instance, predictably, will be damaging on the African subcontinent. Amidst these challenges, to secure and enhance agricultural productivity, implies the need for the implementation of coherent and integrated policies, at the national, regional and international levels.
 
Literature
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go back to reference Modi, R. (2014). Rethinking development: Trade liberalization versus self reliance for food security in Global South. Area Studies: Centre for Southeast Asian & Pacific Studies, 8(1), 1–143. Modi, R. (2014). Rethinking development: Trade liberalization versus self reliance for food security in Global South. Area Studies: Centre for Southeast Asian & Pacific Studies, 8(1), 1–143.
go back to reference Modi, R. (2019). The role of agriculture for food security and poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa. In M. Shaw, C. M. Laura, M. Renu, & Xu Yi-chong (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary International Political Economy (pp. 400–402). London: Palgrave Macmillan. Modi, R. (2019). The role of agriculture for food security and poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa. In M. Shaw, C. M. Laura, M. Renu, & Xu Yi-chong (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary International Political Economy (pp. 400–402). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Metadata
Title
South-South Collaborations in Agriculture: A Concluding Note
Authors
Renu Modi
Meera Venkatachalam
Copyright Year
2021
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-54112-5_17

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