Agricultural Development Economics
 

Markets, prices and trade

Year of publication

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) [...]
   

Geographic determinants of rice self-sufficiency in Southeast Asia

ESA Working Pater 13-03
David Dawe [ 2013 ]
Rice self-sufficiency is a key objective of most Asian governments, yet attaining that objective has been elusive for several countries [...]
   
Kenyan smallholder tea farmers generally received prices closer to those in international markets. This reflects the country’s liberalized market structure for [...]
   
Kenya´s cattle producers are currently hindered by the structure and functioning of the domestic market, recurring drought, the prevalence of [...]
   
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