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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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Compliance, competitiveness and market access: a study on Indian seafood industry
S. Jayasekhar; C.N. Kumar / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2010
This study attempts to estimate the effects of the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures in terms of trade elasticity of regulations and competitiveness of exports. In spite of the generalised acknowledgment of grow...
Quick money and power: tomatoes and livelihood building in rural Brong Ahafo, Ghana
C. Okali; J. Sumberg / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2012
This paper uses the example of small-scale, labour-intensive tomato production in Brong Ahafo, Ghana to explore the prospects some dynamics of young people’s engagement with the agrifood sector in Africa. Although tomatoe...
Chinese agricultural investment in Africa: motives, actors and modalities
L. Jiang / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
The agricultural link between China and Africa can be traced back to the late 1950s when China started to provide agricultural aid to Africa. Agricultural aid has remained an integral part of Chinese African aid and constitutes a sign...
An estimation of tariff pass-through in Tunisia
L. Baghdadi; H. Kruse; I.M. Zarzoso / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
It is important to evaluate the net welfare effects of liberalisation policies in specific countries, yet a first step to accomplish this task is to analyse the extent to which changes in trade barriers are transmitted to changes in d...
Benefiting commercially from untapped plant natural resources: caper as a case study
M. Babili / AgEcon Search, 2015
Syria is considered an important natural habitat for wildlife plants and animals. This paper addresses one of the most agricultural sub-sectors that are still lacking adequate exploitation in Syria, which is the wild plants, focusing ...
India's FTAs with East and SE Asia: impact of India-Malaysia CECA on the edible oil value chain
N. Ghosh; A. Konor; S. Pathak / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
This paper formulates an analytical framework to assess the impacts of India's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) on commodity value chains. Existing academic literature have relied on examining Balance of Payments (BoP) to assess the ...
Realising the promise of agriculture for Africa’s transformation
I. Boto / Small Island Economies - CTA Brussels, 2014
The transformation of the African agri-business sector is a key challenge to achieve food security and economic development. A differentiated approach to partnerships, based on the development of competitive local private sectors, is ...
Fighting against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU): successes from ACP countries
L. Mfolo; I. Boto / Small Island Economies - CTA Brussels, 2014
Combatting illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU) has emerged as a regional and national priority in the European Union and the ACP, and is increasingly the subject of collaboration in the context of both EU and ACP relatio...
Building resilience of SIDS through agricultural trade and agribusiness development
I. Boto; L. Mfolo; J. Pfund / Small Island Economies - CTA Brussels, 2014
Small islands face a greater risk of marginalisation due to the combined adverse consequences of their small size, remoteness from large markets and high economic vulnerability to economic and natural shocks beyond domestic control. T...
Measurement of total factor productivity and its determinants: case of wheat sector in Tunisia
A. Chebil; A. Frija; R. Alyani / Economic Research Foundation, India, 2015
The main objectives of this study are to quantify the Total Factor Productivity (TFP) growth of the durum wheat sector in Tunisia and to identify its main determinants. The Malmquist index approach was applied for the calculation of T...