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Between 2005 and 2010, cattle producers in Mali faced price disincentives. This was mainly due to inefficiencies in the country’s cattle value chain, which result in weak linkages between domestic and regional markets. Consequently, producers received lower prices than they [...]
   

The state of food insecurity in the world 2013

The multiple dimensions of food security
IFAD, WFP, FAO [ 2013 ]
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. The latest assessment shows that further progress has been made towards [...]
   
Between 2005 and 2010, rice producers in Burkina Faso received higher prices than equivalent world prices, indicating that they faced price incentives. This trend is consistent with national policy objectives, which aim to boost rice production. However, price incentives were [...]
   
Regulated cotton prices in Burkina Faso have led to higher domestic prices and incentives to production. Although fixed prices, which are indexed to international cotton prices, ensure minimum prices to producers, the sustainability of this system is questionable due to [...]
   
The Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition (GSF) is the first global framework adopted by consensus, by governments, which systematically mainstreams the right to adequate food and human rights into policies relevant to food security and nutrition at [...]
   

Qualitative research of the economic impacts of cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa

A research guide for the From Protection to Production project
Oxford Policy Management [ 2013 ]
This Qualitative Research Guide describes in detail the sequencing and timing of the research process to be implemented in each country: training, fieldwork preparation and a simple and clear fieldwork roadmap. To achieve comparability and enable cross-country analysis, this qualitative [...]
   
To make the URT’s rice sector more completive, MAFAP analysis suggests: • promoting investments at the farm level to help increase yields and efficiency; and • strengthening the rice value chain to increase its efficiency and distribute profits more equitably;
   
Although coffee is the URT’s second most important agricultural export, coffee growers receive prices which are lower than those they could potentially obtain. Lower farmers’ prices mainly relate to a few companies’ dominance of the main auction market in Moshi. [...]
   

Post-Green Revolution food systems and the triple burden of malnutrition

ESA Working Paper No. 13-02
Miguel I. Gómez, Christopher B. Barrett, Terri Raney, Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Janice Meerman, André Croppenstedt, Sarah Lowder, Brian Carisma, and Brian Thompson [ 2013 ]
Developing country food systems have changed dramatically since the Green Revolution period. At the same time, malnutrition still represents a challenge and is now understood to encompass the three simultaneous dimensions of undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies, and over-nutrition manifest in overweight [...]
   

The economics and nutritional impacts of food assistance policies and programs

ESA Working Paper No. 13-04
Erin C. Lentz and Christopher B. Barrett [ 2013 ]
Recent evidence on malnutrition and poverty raise important questions on the role of food assistance policies and programs. In this review article, we examine evidence on the economic and nutritional impacts of international food assistance programs (FAPs) and policies. The [...]