Law and markets

Improving the legal environment for agricultural marketing

Good law is essential for the effective functioning of marketing systems.
Inappropriate laws can distort and reduce the efficiency of the market,increase the costs of doing business and retard the development of a competitive private sector. The need for agricultural marketing to be conducted within a supportive regulatory framework is now increasingly recognized.

By exploring a topic that has been much neglected in the past, this paper aims to provide policy-makers and law-makers with the necessary tools to evaluate the impact of existing law on marketing systems and to identify changes needed to achieve desired policy goals. Although it is primarily aimed at those interested in agricultural marketing, the approach adopted and the methodology outlined for analyzing the various effects of laws should also make this publication very relevant to specialists in other fields of agriculture who are concerned with the impact of the regulatory framework on their work.

      Marketing policy
AGS main series:
  FAO Agricultural Services Bulletins
  Cormac Cullinan
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