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10 Nov, 2011 - Food Security Portal

 

The tools presented in this section allow users to quickly browse up-to-date data for four major agricultural commodity prices (wheat, maize, rice, and soybeans) and also include data on international exchange rates and oil prices...

- Jean-Louis Combes, Christian Hubert Ebeke, Sabine Mireille Ntsama Etoundi, and Thierry Urbain Yogo

This paper explores the role of remittances and foreign aid inflows during food price shocks. The results yield four findings. First, low income countries and the Sub-Saharan African region are the most vulnerable to food price shocks. Second,...

26 Oct, 2011 - Kandeh K. Yumkella, Patrick M. Kormawa, Torben M. Roepstorff, Anthony M. Hawkins

 

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- Gumataw K. Abebe, Jos Bijman, Ron Kemp, Onno Omta, Admasu Tsegaye

While Contract Farming (CF) can enhance smallholders’ income in developing countries, empirical research on the motivation of smallholders to participate in CF is scarce. This paper explores farmer preferences for particular contract design...

1 Déc, 2007 - edited by Kym Anderson and William A. Masters

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Africa provides an overview of the evolution of distortions to agricultural incentives caused by price and trade policies in the Arab Republic of Egypt plus 20 countries that account for ...

- Didier Kadjo, Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, and Corinne Alexander

This article uses household data from Benin to estimate the extent that markets in sub-Saharan Africa discount damaged maize. Stated preference methods indicate that a 10% increase in insect damage results in a 9% maize price discount. However,...

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Mali is among the first cotton growers in Africa. Since the early nineties, it has been reforming its cotton sector by means of different policy measures. In this paper, we estimate the supply elasticity of cotton in order to have a precise idea...

- Bart Minten, Seneshaw Tamru, Ermias Engida and Tadesse Kuma

We study the value chain of teff, Ethiopia’s most important staple food crop by area and value. Based on large-scale primary surveys, we find significant changes in the last decade. First, there is increasing adoption of modern inputs (...

- Adam Salifu, Rebecca Lee Funk, Meagan Keefe, and Shashidhara Kolavalli

In recent years, there has been renewed interest among both public and private organizations to establish...

- Derek D. Heady

Standard microeconomic methods consistently suggest that, in the short run, higher food prices increase poverty in developing countries. In contrast, macroeconomic models that allow for an agricultural supply response and consequent wage...