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Food industry and trade
Working Paper
Towards the integration of markets: Competition in road transportation of perishable goods between Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Rapid urbanization and rising income levels in Southern Africa have increased the consumption of perishable and processed food products...

Road transportation Food industry and trade Cross-border logistics
Working Paper
Private standards and labour productivity in the food sector in Viet Nam

A rising number of firms from developing countries have adopted voluntary private standards in the last decade...

Labour productivity SMEs Food industry and trade
Journal Article
Effects of food price shocks on child malnutrition: The Mozambican experience 2008/2009

A propitiously timed household survey carried out in Mozambique over the period 2008/2009 permits us to study the relationship between shifts in food prices and child nutrition status in a low income setting...

Children Food industry and trade Inflation (Finance)
Working Paper
Smoothing food price trends in Nigeria: Political economy issues and policy vistas

This study reviews the political economy issues surrounding the 2008 food crisis in Nigeria; the lessons learned from management of the crisis; analyses the performance of policies aimed at stabilizing prices; and proffers policy measures for prevent...

Economic policy Food industry and trade Political science
Working Paper
India’s political economy responses to the global food price shock of 2007–08: Learning some lessons

India’s policy responses to the food price crisis were strong. Exports of basic staples were banned. Domestic support prices of wheat and rice were raised substantially...

Agriculture Food industry and trade Food security
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)

UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...

Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
Blog
Malawi's Farm Subsidy Benefits the Poor but Doesn't Come Cheap

Malawi’s farm input subsidy benefits the poor and can be part of a viable national development strategy. Agriculture is Malawi’s main economic sector...

Agriculture Equilibrium (Economics) Expenditures, Public
Journal Article
The Economy-wide Impacts and Risks of Malawi's Farm Input Subsidy Program

We estimate the impact of Malawi's Farm Input Subsidy Program using an economy-wide approach. This approach yields benefit-cost ratios about 60% higher than existing partial equilibrium studies, a result of our accounting for indirect benefits...

Agriculture Equilibrium (Economics) Food industry and trade
Research Brief
The political economy of food price policy in Egypt

The Egyptian food system has been affected by both global food markets and domestic factors...

Agriculture Fiscal policy Food industry and trade
Research Brief
Policy processes and the global food price crisis 2007-08

The recent food price crisis and the responses of the policy makers in developing countries provide an unprecedented opportunity to analyse the policy processes in these countries...

Accounting Aeronautics, Commercial Agriculture
Research Brief
The political economy of food price policy in China

The global food crisis in 2007–08 raised concerns everywhere, including in China...

Agriculture Food industry and trade Food security
Research Brief
The impact of the 2007-08 food price crisis in Brazil

The impact of the 2007–08 food price crisis in Brazil was relatively subdued compared with what took place in many other developing countries...

Agriculture Food industry and trade Inflation (Finance)
Book Chapter
The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Brazil

From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability

Food industry and trade Prices Public welfare
Working Paper
Distributional Impacts of the 2008 Global Food Price Spike in Vietnam

Agriculture and food cultivation production remains a key sector in the Vietnamese economy in terms of productive activities, income generation, and national export earnings...

Agriculture and state Economic development Food industry and trade
Blog
From the Editor’s Desk (November 2012)

Tony Addison This month saw the visit of Kaushik Basu, the World Bank’s new Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics, to talk about the global crisis and the impact on emerging economies at a UNU-WIDER seminar...

Agriculture Conflict management Economic development
Working Paper
The Impact Of The 2007–08 Food Price Crisis In A Major Commodity Exporter: Food Prices, Inflation, And Inclusion In Brazil

This paper argues that the effects of the food price crisis of 2007–08 put pressure on two variables that are of central importance to the Brazilian government: inflation and social inclusion...

Food industry and trade Prices Public welfare
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