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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.

Latest Documents

Impact of agricultural market information systems activities on market performance in Mozambique: Mozambique country report
A.M. Kizito; C. Donovan; J.M. Staatz / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2012
The objective of this paper is to analyse the impact of agricultural market information systems (MIS) activities on market performance in Mozambique. The paper presumes that providing improved agricultural market information he...
Research briefing: How EMBRAPA catalysed productivity gains in Brazil’s soybean and pulp and paper industries
International Research Initiative on Brazil and Africa, 2014
This briefing summarises the main results of an exploratory study on the role of indigenous institutional infrastructures (knowledge related institutions and government policies) in the accumulation of world-leading innovative capabil...
Research briefing: What explains the intensification and diversification of Brazil ́s agricultural production and exports?
International Research Initiative on Brazil and Africa, 2014
Since 2000, Brazilian agricultural production and exports have increased enormously. The production of crops rose by over 150%, while exports multiplied eightfold from 1990 to 2012. The authors have undertaken new econometric a...
What explains the intensification and diversification of Brazil’s agricultural production and exports from 1990 to 2012?
C.J.C. Bacha; L.V. de Carvalho, / International Research Initiative on Brazil and Africa, 2014
Agricultural and agro-industrial products typically make up one-third of Brazilian exports, and a wide range of products have been exported. Brazil continues to be the world’s major coffee exporter, but more recently has also be...
Cereal market dynamics: the Malian experience from the 1990s to present.
V. Kelly; A. Murekezi; N. Me-nsope / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2012
This paper assesses the role that cereal markets could play in contributing to poverty reduction in both urban areas through reductions in food prices and rural areas through increases in farm incomes, focusing particularly on the Mal...
Farmers’ production and marketing response to rice price increases and fertilizer subsidies in the Office Du Niger
D. Mather; V. Kelly / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2012
This paper aims to inform the debate about farmers’ response to the Rice Initiative (RI) in Mali and rising rice prices, comparing crop production and marketing before and after the price spikes and the introduction of the RI in...
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...