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We face big challenges to help the world’s poorest people and ensure that everyone sees benefits from economic growth. Data and research help us understand these challenges and set priorities, share knowledge of what works, and measure progress.
Enabling the Business of Agriculture assesses laws and regulations in agriculture. The data set identifies actionable reforms to remove obstacles for farmers seeking to grow their business.
47 countries enacted 67 regulatory reforms improving the business climate for farmers.
Sub-Saharan Africa showed the highest pace of agricultural reforms, with
half of the countries in the region making it easier for farmers to do business.
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Examining laws and regulations that support the timely release of seed for use by domestic farmers.
Examining laws and regulations that help domestic farmers gain access to high-quality fertilizer.
Examining regulatory processes that impact the use of agricultural machinery by domestic farmers.
Examining two areas where regulation is key to ensure land tenure security: safeguards against land expropriation and the recognition of customary land rights.
Examining regulations affecting domestic farmers’ access to safe, high-quality and affordable livestock farming inputs.
Examining phytosanitary legislation that helps domestic farmers prevent and control pests and plant diseases.
Examining laws and regulations that help domestic farmers trade agricultural products and export them to foreign markets.
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