Agricultural Development Economics

Markets, prices and trade

Year of publication
This technical note aims to measure, analyse and interpret price incentives for cashew nuts in the United Republic of Tanzania [...]
This technical note aims to measure, analyse and interpret price incentives for sugar in Malawi over the period 2005-2013. The [...]
This brief summarizes the results of analyses of Shan tea and Arabica coffee value chains in the Northern Mountainous Region [...]

Testing for bubbles in agricultural commodity markets

ESA Working Paper 14-07
Francisco J. Areal, Kelvin G. Balcombe and George Rapsomanikis [ 2014 ]
Food price volatility spells have fuelled the debate about the reliability of world markets as a source of food. At [...]

Nonlinear cointegration in the food-ethanol-oil system

Evidence from smooth threshold vector error correction models
FAO [ 2014 ]
We examine the nature of relationship between prices of crude oil, ethanol and grains (maize, wheat and rice). Our working [...]
The synthesis report by FAO’s Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) team, is the first ever attempt to systematically [...]
Between 2005 and 2010, cattle producers in Mali faced price disincentives. This was mainly due to inefficiencies in the country’s [...]
To make the URT’s rice sector more completive, MAFAP analysis suggests: • promoting investments at the farm level to help [...]
Although coffee is the URT’s second most important agricultural export, coffee growers receive prices which are lower than those they [...]

Food value chain transformations in developing countries - Selected hypotheses on nutritional implications

ESA Working Paper No. 13-05
Miguel I. Gómez and Katie D. Ricketts [ 2013 ]
We examine how the transformation of food value chains (FVCs) influence the triple malnutrition burden (undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies and over-nutrition) [...]
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