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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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Markets for Nutrition
J. Humphrey; S. Zuberi / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2015
Making safe, nutrient-rich foods more accessible to people on low-incomes is one way to reduce micronutrient undernutrition (the lack of essential nutrients and minerals required by the body for healthy development). Effor...
Does coastal resources management help? Ask the fishermen!
D.C. Israel / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004
Coastal resources management (CRM) has flourished as a management approach for coastal areas and resources in the Philippines. This is shown in the phenomenal growth of CRM and CRM-type of activities over the past two decades or so. I...
Lessons from Cambodia... Exploring the potential of inland fisheries and aquatic resources in the Philippines
D.C. Israel / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2006
Traditionally, the inland fisheries subsector of the Philippines has been a modest contributor to overall fisheries production. The Philippines and Cambodia both abound in numerous freshwater bodies and resources that provide an econo...
Impact of the rice trade policy reforms on household welfare in the Philippines
A.B. SobreviƱas; E.B. Barrios / Philippine Journal of Development, 2010
The effects of rice trade policy reforms on household welfare, as indicated by changes in consumer and producer prices, are analysed in this paper using nonparametric regression and density estimation. Since many households in the Phi...
Agricultural trade balance and exchange rate depreciation: the case of Tunisia
H.E. Chebbi; M. Olarreaga / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
Although a large body of literature has been devoted to investigate the linkages between macroeconomic variables and agricultural sector, relatively little attention has been paid to the direct effects of exchange rates on the agricul...
Agricultural input subsidies for productivity, farm incomes, consumer welfare and wider growth in low- and middle- income countries: a systematic review
The Campbell Collaboration, 2013
Adequate inputs are important to achieving agricultural productivity in developing countries.  But there is a strong concern that the inputs and technologies needed to achieve increased productivity are financially unaffordable o...
Indo-US agricultural cooperation from "Green" to "Evergreen" Revolution?
U. Purushothaman / Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2011
Trade between India and the US has grown exponentially since India adopted economic reforms in the 1990/91 period. There still remains a huge potential for increasing the bilateral trade. Defence-related trade, high-tech trade, agricu...
Policy Options for Rice and Corn Farmers in the Face of Seasonal Climate Variability
C. Reyes / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2009
In the face of seasonal climate variability, the smallholder farmers, particularly those in rural communities, are among the most adversely affected. As a way to address this, together with concern on low productivity, the Philippine ...
Agricultural Diversification and The Fruits and Vegetables Subsector: Policy Issues and Development Constraints in the Philippines
R. M. Briones / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
Fruits and vegetables comprise a large and dynamic subsector within Philippine agriculture. However, the country`s agricultural development strategy continues to emphasize traditional crops. Evidence points to a significant role for f...
Fishpen and Fishcage Culture in Laguna de Bay: Status, Economic Importance, and the Relative Severity of Problems Affecting its Practice
D. C. Israel / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
The quarterly Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition (incorporating the Journal of Diarrhoeal Diseases Research) publishes articles on maternal, child and family health and related issues of population and nutrition that are rele...