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Agricultural markets and food prices

Implications of economic liberalisation, the impact of global trends in agricultural production on food prices; the mechanisms by which farmers engage in markets; the various barriers and opportunities presented by different policy frameworks.

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Under What Circumstances and Conditions Does Adoption of Technology Result in Increased Agricultural Productivity? A Systematic Review
M. Loevinsohn; J. Sumberg; A. Diagne; S. Whitfield / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2013
New technology that enables sustainable and profitable production of food and fibre is critical for both food security and economic development. Whether framed in terms of modernisation, productivity enhancement, poverty reduction, so...
Assessing rural transformations: piloting a qualitative impact protocol in Malawi and Ethiopia
J. Copestake; F. Remnant / Centre for Development Studies, Bath University, 2014
This paper contributes to the literature on qualitative approaches to impact evaluation (QUIP) particularly in complex contexts. It reports on substantive and methodological findings from four pilot studies of a protocol for qualitati...
What can Africa learn from China's experience in agricultural development
Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa, 2014
Recently there has been a growing interest in China’s rapid economic growth, particularly concerning the role of agriculture and its impact on poverty reduction. While China and Africa havedeveloped their agricultural sectors un...
China’s industrialization: overview – implications for Africa’s industrialization
L. Xiaoyun / Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa, 2014
Within a span of some six decades, especially the three decades after reform and opening up, China has been basically transformed from a traditional agricultural country to a modern industrialised state. Despite this great achievement...
Changes in South Africa’s global agricultural trade regime, 1996–2013 |
E. Williams / Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, 2014
This paper presents an examination of the major trends in South African international trade in agricultural products between the years 1996 and 2013. The analysis covers three broad areas: (1) the changing weight of key trading partne...
Chinese involvement in the Senegalese peanut trade: threat to local markets and processing industries?
Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Stellenbosch, 2014
To deal with household socio-economic difficulties in rural areas in Senegal, peanut cultivation was introduced by French colonial powers at the beginning of the 20th century. The cultivation was to enable Senegal’s domestic agr...
China-Africa agricultural co-operation: mutual benefits or self-interest?
R. Ukaejiofo / Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Stellenbosch, 2014
Agriculture is regarded as a critical tool to help alleviate poverty among African populations. Domestic and international investors have focused on ensuring domestic food security by harvesting untapped agricultural potential. This h...
Philippine fisheries trade with ASEAN: chokepoints to AEC 2015
D.C. Israel / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2013
The planned establishment of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 has induced member-countries to implement concrete measures to improve their readiness for it. The Philippine fisheries sector has undertaken some steps to enhance...
Putting rice on the table: rice policy, the WTO, and food security
R.M. Briones; D.K.C. Parel / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2014
The Philippines has been and shall continue to be a major rice importer. Rice is the country’s major staple, accounting for nearly half of the calorie intake of the population. It is an important source of livelihood for million...
Rice self-sufficiency: is it feasible?
R.M. Briones / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2012
Rice self-sufficiency has long captivated public imagination in the Philippines. This Policy Note assesses whether the rice self-sufficiency target can be attained and sustained at reasonable cost. The assessment is based on two appro...