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This section highlights research work focusing on domestic food prices --such as analysis of price transmission, market integration, and price volatility—mostly in developing country markets. Particular attention is given to work that has used data from the GIEWS Food Price Data and Analysis Tool or that contributes greatly to the subject matter. We welcome submissions of new work in this area. Please send contributions that have at least been peer reviewed at the working paper level to giews1@fao.org . 

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The food price surge in global markets in 2007-2008 and then again in 2011, has spurred a lot of interest in creating an early warning indicator to detect abnormal growth [...]
2015
Author/Source: Felix G. Baquedano
Analysis of domestic price data (adjusted for inflation) from a large range of low- and middle-income countries shows that domestic staple food prices were higher in 2013 than they were [...]
2015
Author/Source: David Dawe, Cristian Morales-Opazo, Jean Balie, Guillaume Pierre
This special issue is entitled "The Renewal of Agricultural Market Information Systems in Developing Countries". Agricultural MIS collect, process and disseminate information on the situation and dynamics of agricultural markets in [...]
2014
Author/Source: The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Cahiers Agriculteurs
Intra-annual (within crop year) price volatility and inter-annual (between crop years) price volatility are measured for wheat, maize, rice, barley, oats and rye. A set of explanatory variables is used [...]
2014
Author/Source: Ott, H., Journal of Agricultural Economics
This paper develops, calibrates, and runs a new food price crisis monitoring framework. The proposed framework has an integrated approach to capture global and national vulnerabilities and offers an alternative [...]
2014
Author/Source: Cuesta, J., Htenas,A.,Tiwari,S., Food Policy
Policies regulating the international grain trade in Southern Africa (SA) are motivated by uncertainty regarding private sector performance and, in turn, private sector performance is generally constrained by the policy [...]
2014
Author/Source: Burke, W.J. and Myers, R.J., Food Policy
Trade of agricultural commodities has grown signif icantly in most Latin American countries (LAC) over the last two decades. However, after the international food price surges in 2006-08 and 2011-12 [...]
2014
Author/Source: Insa Flachbarth and Alberto Garrido, Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research
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