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American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2013, 1(2), 7-11
DOI: 10.12691/ajfn-1-2-1
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Technological Change and Healthcare/Food Interaction Policy in Development Economics

Diana Loubaki1,

1Institut CEDESC (Centre d’économie du développement et de la soutenabilité de la Croissance), Clamart, France

Pub. Date: April 22, 2013

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Diana Loubaki. Technological Change and Healthcare/Food Interaction Policy in Development Economics. American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2013; 1(2):7-11. doi: 10.12691/ajfn-1-2-1


This article looks for poverty reduction paths since the conjunction of medicine and agriculture improves sustainability in an economic environment where prevail HIV/AIDS, medical care and food shortages explaining global development crisis. On the basis of Roseinstein-Rodan’s coordinate investments proposal, a cooperative unit in charge of some aspects of development where entities goals correlate legitimate coordinate investments policy application conducted by International Donors in Cooperation with Poor Countries’ Governments highlighted by relative technological change adoption making medicine and agriculture technologies intercept for a better achievement of the same goal summarized by the link between sustainability improvement and poverty reduction. This economic policy shows-off multiple poverty reduction paths existence due to relative technological change and knowledge diffusion movements, the one ensuring the steady state stability exists.

coordinate investment policy cooperative unit relative technological change knowledge diffusion HIV/AIDS food shortages

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