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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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Policy options for agricultural investments and governance of markets: in support of small-scale farmers in Guatemala
G. Díaz / Oxfam, 2014
Guatemala's farming sector has undergone some major changes over the last 20 years, such as the growth of monocultures and of small-scale farming for export. This trend has been driven by both a general framework of laws offering ince...
How Successful Are Government Interventions in Food Markets? Insights from the Philippine Rice Market
R. T. Yao; G. E. Shively; W. A. Masters / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2007
This paper investigates the Philippine government's price stabilization policy for rice. Seemingly unrelated regressions are used to examine the effectiveness of the program at regional and national levels over a 21-year period (Janua...
Who Benefits from the Food-for-School Program and Tindahan Natin Program: Lessons in Targeting
R. G. Manasan; J. S. Cuenca / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2007
The prevalence of hunger in the Philippines prompted the government to launch its hunger mitigation initiative in November 2005. Such initiative consisted of two programs: the Food-for-School Program (FSP) and the Tindahan Natin Progr...
The Potential Impacts of a Free Trade Agreement with the European Union on the Philippine Fisheries Sector
D. C. Israel / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2014
This study assessed the likely economic, distributional, and fisheries resource impacts of a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between the Philippines and European Union (EU) on the fisheries sector of the former. The study used se...
An Analysis of the Philippine Offensive and Defensive Interests in the Non-agricultural Sector: Inputs to the Philippine- European Union Free Trade Agreement
G. N. Manzano / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2014
In drawing up the negotiating stance of the Philippines in light of the Philippines-European Union (PH-EU) free trade agreement (FTA), it is important to articulate its offensive and defensive interests. Indications of the offensive a...
Prospects for a Philippines-European Union Free Trade Agreement: Implications for Agriculture
R. M. Briones; I. M. R. Galang / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2014
This study examines the impact of a potential Philippines-European Union (EU) free trade agreement (FTA) on the agricultural sector. Static analysis indicates that potential gains to the agricultural sector of the Philippines are limi...
Enhancing Supply Chain Connectivity and Competitiveness of ASEAN Agricultural Products: Identifying Chokepoints and Opportunities for Improvements
R. M. Briones; D. C. Israel / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2014
This study examines "choke points" in the supply chain of two selected commodity groups that are of interest to the ASEAN region; within the HS15 group the study focuses on crude coconut oil (CNO); for HS03 the study covers fish and c...
Providing Collateral and Improving Product Market Access for Smallholder Farmers: A Randomized Evaluation of Inventory Credit in Sierra Leone
L. Casaburi; R. Glennerster; T. Suri; S. Kamara / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2014
Inventory credit can be an important instrument in helping farmers benefit from large inter-seasonal volatility of agricultural prices. This study presents results from the evaluation of a storage support and inventory credit scheme p...
The Role of Mineral Fertilizers in Transforming Philippine Agriculture
R. M. Briones / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2014
Fertilizer policy in the country has evolved from pervasive interventionism in the 1970s to today`s market-oriented regime. Government has abandoned price policies and subsidies, focusing rather on standard setting, quality regulation...
Spatial convergence and growth in Indian agriculture: 1967-2010
T. Chaterjee / Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014
Inter-state diversity has been a perennial feature of Indian agriculture. The study probes if per capita income in Indian agriculture has converged across states in the last four and a half decades. It finds strong evidence in favour ...