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Banana market review and banana statistics 2012-2013 

This report is issued on an annual basis to Members and Observers of the Sub-Group on Bananas of the Intergovernmental Group on Bananas and Tropical Fruits. It is prepared by the Market and Policy Analyses of Raw Materials, Horticulture and Tropical (RAMHOT) Products Team, Trade and Market Division, FAO, Rome, and the tables contained bring together the information available to FAO, supplemented by data obtained from other (...)
FAO Commodity Market Briefs ,  2014
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FAO/GIEWS Livestock and Market Assessment Mission to Karamoja Region, Uganda, 3 April 2014 

Following improved security conditions, pastoralists have returned to the pre-protected kraal system seasonal grazing patterns, being free to carry-out traditional management practices inherent to the right to roam, with consequent better access to pasture and water. • Despite a two-dekad dry spell in May-June, rainfall performance has been generally good along the season, with positive effects on grazing resources (...)
Special Reports and Alerts ,  2014
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FAO Rice Market Monitor April 2014 

Rice Market Monitor  [ Volume XVII, Issue N.1 ] ,  2014
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Low levels of genetically modified crops in international food and feed trade: FAO international survey and economic analysis 

Low levels of GM crops and trade

The low level presence (LLP) and adventitious presence (AP) of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in internationally traded food crops have been a major issue of discussion recently. Asynchronous Approvals (AA) and zero tolerance policy have been reported to have trade diversion effects by some of the exporters. Therefore, FAO conducted a survey to evaluate the issue and examine the impact of LLP on trade flow. The survey (...)
FAO Commodity and Trade Policy Research Working Paper ,  2014
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FAO/WFP markets and food security assessment mission to the Central African Republic, 7 April 2014 

Civil insecurity has been a serious and consistent threat to the political stability and economic development of the Central African Republic (CAR) since its independence in 1960. The economic performance of CAR has often been subpar, despite vast endowments of arable lands, dense forests, gold and diamonds, largely due to the political instability caused by poor governance, successive coups and presence of foreign militants, (...)
Special Reports and Alerts ,  2014
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Improving wheat trade policy administration to benefit both consumers and producers in the United Republic of Tanzania 

This policy brief makes recommendations for improving wheat prices for consumers and producers.
2013
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Guidelines for Input Trade Fairs and Voucher Schemes 

Version 1

One of the main causes of food insecurity for farmers in rural areas is limited access to agricultural inputs. Therefore, one strategy to address the vulnerability of food-insecure farmers is to improve smallholder access to these inputs. To this end, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) sets up input trade fairs and voucher schemes to provide poor, vulnerable and foodinsecure farmers with access (...)
2013
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FAO Rice Market Monitor - April 2013 

Rice Market Monitor  [ RMM-Apr13 ] ,  2013
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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2013-2022: Executive summary 

2013
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Bilateral Equivalence Arrangements on Trade of Organic Products 

a review of processes leading to arrangements between Canada and United States, Canada and European Union and European Union and United States

The Global Organic Market Access (GOMA) project, a joint FAO, IFOAM and UNCTAD initiative, works towards reducing the barriers to trade in organic products. In seeking to reduce those barriers, GOMA promotes and facilitates harmonization and especially equivalence between countries’ systems for organic standards and conformity assessment. Between 2009 and 2012, Canada, the European Union and the United States entered (...)
2013
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The impact of commodity development projects on smallholders’ market access in developing countries 

Case studies of FAO/CFC projects

This report examines the role of commodity development projects, especially those funded by the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) and supervised by FAO, in improving opportunities for market participation by smallholders. The empirical analysis draws on four CFC/FAO project case studies, supplemented with field survey evidence. Results from this report should contribute to advancing the design of project interventions so that (...)
FAO Commodity and Trade Policy Research Working Paper  [ 35 ] ,  2013
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Making Kenya’s efficient tea markets more inclusive 

The prices Kenyan smallholder farmers receive may fail to reflect the high quality of Kenyan tea.
2013
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GIEWS Food Outlook - June 2013 

Biannual report on global food markets

Food Outlook  [ 1 ] ,  2013
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Market oriented farming: an overview 

The global changes of rapid population growth, urbanization and market liberalization, impact directly on farming making it more market-oriented and competitive. These trends have an effect on farmers who need to develop their management skills and competencies to cope with this changing farming environment. For farmers to be better managers and to run their businesses for profit, they need assistance from extension workers. (...)
2013
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Voluntary standards: Impacting smallholders' market participation 

Voluntary standards are rules, guidelines or characteristics about a product or a process. They are not mandatory regulations, but are used voluntarily by producers, processors, retailers and consumers. These voluntary standards are usually developed by private sector actors (e.g. firms or consortiums), representatives of civil society, or public sector agencies.
2013
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Livestock Data Innovation in Africa - Brief - Issue 10 - Livestock Market Data: Collection, Dissemination and Use in Tanzania 

Joint brief of the World Bank, FAO, ILRI, AU-IBAR with support from the Gates Foundation, 2010-2013
2013
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International grain reserves and other instruments to address volatility in grain markets 

Working paper presented at the World Grain Forum 2009 St. Petersburg/Russian Federation, 6-7 June 2009

The dramatic rise in global food prices in 2007/08 was widely viewed as a threat to global food and nutrition security that endangered millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. It has also brought political instability to some countries and the prospect of unrest to many more. The rapid increase in world food prices was caused by a combination of cumulative effects of long-term trends, more recent supply and demand (...)
FAO Investment Centre Studies and Reports ,  2013
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Smallholder integration in changing food markets 

Closing the gap between actual and potential yields of food staple crops is increasingly recognized as critical for meeting future global food needs and for containing food price increases. Paradoxically, the evidence suggests that supply is relatively unresponsive to higher food prices where there is greatest technical potential for raising levels of productivity: smallholder agriculture in developing countries. Efforts to (...)
2013
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FAO Rice Market Monitor - January 2013 

Rice Market Monitor  [ Volume XVI - Issue No. 1 ] ,  2013
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FAO Rice Market Monitor - July 2013 

Rice Market Monitor  [ Volume XVI - Issue No. 3 ] ,  2013
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Targeting Public Spending to Expand Export and Marketing Opportunities for Key Commodities 

MAFAP Policy Brief

The MAFAP public expenditure analysis shows the level and composition of expenditure in support of agriculture and rural development. This includes national budget and aid flows at both centralised and decentralised level. This policy brief focuses only on expenditure allocated to infrastructure and marketing activities.
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Analysis of trade impact on the fresh pineapple sector in Ghana 

This paper analyses the size and distribution of the impacts of pineapple export on trading firms and growers in Ghana. It examines the development of the pineapple export and policies in Ghana, and estimates the effects of the trade shock prompted by the varietal shift of pineapple export demand. The paper discusses main policy implications of the findings for the future of Ghana’s production and export of fresh pineapple.
FAO Commodity and Trade Policy Research Working Paper ,  2013
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Market structure and distribution of benefits from agricultural exports: The case of the Philippine mango industry 

Trade and markets working paper 42

This paper relies on both qualitative and quantitative information to analyze the main determinants of the size and distribution of trade benefits among trading firms in the mango export industry in the Philippines. The study focuses on the role of market structure in the distribution of trade impacts and provides some implications for policies aimed at expanding local exporters’ and growers’ benefits.
FAO Commodity and Trade Policy Research Working Paper ,  2013
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Trade and R&D Spillover Effects: Implications for Firm Level Analysis in the Agricultural Sector 

Trade and markets working paper 40

This paper provides a critical review of the economic literature on the relationship between international trade and research-and-development (R&D) spillovers with the aim of exploring ways to estimate the R&D spillover effects of agricultural trade at firm and industry levels.
FAO Commodity and Trade Policy Research Working Paper ,  2013
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Investigating the Structures of Agricultural Trade Industry in Developing Countries 

Trade and markets working paper # 38

This paper reviews the theories and evidence on the structure of agricultural trade industry in developing countries. Based on a literature survey, the paper seeks to determine the causes leading to the industry structure and how the structure affects the distribution of trade impacts among firms.
FAO Commodity and Trade Policy Research Working Paper ,  2013
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