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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

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...
Policy coordination for food security: the case of the ASEAN Rice Trade Forum
R.M. Briones / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2012
Rice is the most important staple crop in Asia. Rice is regarded not merely as a source of food and livelihood, but also a political commodity and barometer of state legitimacy. Intervention in rice markets is therefore the status quo...
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...