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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...

6 Juin, 2011 - Maximo Torero

This presentation discusses the state of existing data and tools to understand and mitigate food price and food security crises.

- 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...

- Robert Tripp and Akwesi Mensah-Bonsu

Ghana’s seed sector has undergone some significant changes in the past few years, including the establishment of a new seed law and regulations, the appointment of a National Seed Council, and the emergence of a more diversified commercial...

10 Nov, 2011 - Todd Benson, Nicholas Minot, John Pender, Miguel Robles, Joachim von Braun.

Strong upward trends and increased variability in global food prices during the past two years have led to concern that hunger and poverty will increase across the world. At the same time, rising food prices provide an incentive and opportunity...