AGR 463 AGRICULTURAL POLICY AND LAW2 Click to view

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY

REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS
2016/2017 ACADEMIC YEAR
FOURTH YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS & RESOURCE ECONOMICS

 

COURSE CODE: AGR 463
COURSE TITLE: AGRICULTURAL POLICY AND LAW

DATE: 10TH MAY 2017 TIME: 0830-1030HRS
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Answer Question ONE and any other THREE questions

This paper consists of 2 printed pages. Please turn over.

QUESTION ONE
a) Explain the following concepts in the context of economic development
i) The difference between policy and a law. (2marks)
ii) Criteria of policy. (3 marks)
iii) The difference between monetary and fiscal policy. (2 marks)
b) Outline five unique characteristics that determine the nature of food and agricultural production policies in Kenya. (5 marks)
c) Explain the process of agricultural policy formulation in Kenya. (6 marks)
d) Compare the main consumer food concerns in developing and developed countries. ( 7 marks)
QUESTION TWO
a) State Malthus theory on the world food problem and explain the three basic assumptions of the theory. (5 marks)
b) Discuss five characteristics of world food problems. (5 marks)
c) Explain five revolutions undertaken in an effort to address world food production system. (5 marks)
QUESTION THREE
a) Explain five objectives of farm policy in the context of production and marketing of agricultural products. (5 marks)
b) Discuss the major challenges encountered in international trading of agricultural products under farm policy in the world market. (5 marks)
c) The world food problem is related to stages of economic growth, in this respect, outline five features and options employed in developing countries. (5 marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) Define food policy. (2marks)
b) Discuss three objectives of national food and nutrition security policy in Kenya. ( 5 marks)
c) Describe the main consumer food concerns as stipulated in national food and nutrition security policy in Kenya. (8 marks)
QUESTION FIVE
a) Outline legal process governing agricultural and marketing in Kenya. (7 marks)
b) Describe the principles of law with particular reference to farm business in Kenya. (8 marks)

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