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Working PaperClimate change, rice production, and migration in Vietnamese households
This paper analyses the relationship between climate and migration in rural households in Vietnam...Climate change Migration Food industry and trade
Journal ArticleKey issues in regional growth and integration in Southern Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth OpportunitiesFood industry and trade Exports Regional integration
Working PaperTowards 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 PaperPrivate standards and labour productivity in the food sector in Vietnam
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 ArticleEffects 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 PaperSmoothing 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 PaperIndia’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
BlogFrom 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
BlogMalawi'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 ArticleThe 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 BriefThe 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 BriefPolicy 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 BriefThe 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 BriefThe 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 ChapterThe Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Brazil
From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityFood industry and trade Prices Public welfare
Working PaperDistributional 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