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Competition policy reform in agriculture: a comparison of the BRICs countries

India’s agriculture sector faces ongoing adjustment pressures as it becomes increasingly exposed to international market forces. This paper reports on the progress of an ACIAR funded project ‘Facilitating Efficient Agricultural Markets in India: An Assessment of Competition and Regulatory Reform Requirements’. It provides a comparative overview of agricultural policy developments in BRICS economies, drawing observations about policy reform impacts on agricultural production and the extent to which policy reforms have been consistent with competition policy and microeconomic reform principles applied in developed economies, such as Australia.