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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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End market analysis for meat / live animals, leather and leather products, dairy products value chains: expanding livestock markets for the small-holder producers
Agricultural Growth Program, 2013
Ethiopians have been engaged in livestock production and trade for centuries and much of the business of livestock production is not that much different today than what it has been over the years. Yet in a hyper-competitive global eco...
From research to result: transforming peasant agriculture? Mid-term review of EPINAV Programme, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania. Final report.
A. Disch; S. Oystese; R. Mwalyosi / The Norwegian Embassy in Tanzania, 2014
Norway’s Embassy in Dar es Salaam contracted a mid-term review (MTR) of the Programme "Enhancing Pro-Poor Innovations in Natural Resources and Agricultural Value Chains" (EPINAV), implemented by Sokoine University of Agriculture...
Report Food Prices 2013/14 Annual R eview
S. Wiggins; S. Keats / Overseas Development Institute, 2014
Key messages from this Annual Review produced by ODI include: record global harvests for 2013/14 for cereals, as farmers respond to recent high prices, have pushed down prices uncertainty in Ukraine has led to ...
Revolutionising finance for agri-value chains
I. Boto; L. Rutten / Small Island Economies - CTA Brussels, 2014
It is estimated that only 20% of populations in most developing countries have access to formal financial services, and in Africa only 4% of the total population have a bank account while only 1% of Africans have a loan or credit faci...
The Geography of food: reconnecting with origin in the food system
Small Island Economies - CTA Brussels, 2013
Origin-linked products described by geographical indications (GIs) are those that have specific quality attributes or reputation linked to the places where they are produced. This briefing provides an overview and analysis of o...
From post-disaster solidarity to long-term development: The Haiti-Mexico Joint Committee of Civil Society for the reconstruction of Haiti
H.F. Gómez Bruera / Civil Society & South-South Co-operation, 2014
The Haiti-Mexico Joint Committee of Civil Society for the reconstruction of Haiti (HMJC) is a South-South development cooperation programme created in 2010 by Mexican and Haitian CSOs after the earthquake. It is convened by Centro Lin...
Exploring strategic priorities for regional agricultural research and development investments in Southern Africa
M. Johnson; S. Benin; L. You / International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014
The primary goal of this study was to identify a range of agricultural research priorities for achieving sector productivity and overall economic growth in southern Africa, at both the country and regional levels. Results indicate a h...
Markets for the Poor (M4P) Training Day: overview
C. Maugham / Evidence on Demand, 2014
This Consultancy Report provides an overview of the Markets for the Poor (M4P) training day for the DFID Livelihoods cadre, which took place in Whitehall, London on 10th October 2013. An overview of each presentation is set out in thi...
Mainstreaming social inclusion into programmes promoting agricultural productivity and access to markets among the rural poor
S. Turrall / Evidence on Demand, 2013
This study is a rapid assessment of the evidence regarding effective approaches to promoting agricultural productivity and improving access to markets, across different social groups of the rural poor, with a particular focus on those...
Cultivating the future: Exploring the the potential and impact of a green revolution in Africa
J.D. Moyer; E. Firnhaber / Institute for Security Studies, 2012
Despite possessing large tracts of rich, uncultivated land, Africa is a net importer of food and suffers from high levels of undernutrition. Some scholars have argued that a ‘Green Revolution’, defined by increasing crop y...