Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev has left an indelible imprint on Soviet agriculture. He will be remembered for his many campaigns and démarches. To misquote a well-known book: was Khrushchev really necessary? Those who voted to remove Khrushchev from his position as First Secretary of the party in October 1964 certainly had no qualms about answering this question in the negative. One of the factors which contributed to his downfall was his failure, during the last five years of his reign, to match promise and performance. On the agricultural front will he be remembered only as a defeated general?
KeywordsMineral Fertiliser Wind Erosion Agricultural Policy Rural Sector Biological Yield
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