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Trends and fluctuations in agricultural price distortions

Anderson, Kym

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For decades, earnings from farming in many developing countries have been depressed by a pro-urban bias in own-country policies, as well as by farm trade and subsidy policies of richer countries. Both sets of policies had reduced global economic welfare and agricultural trade and almost certainly have added to global inequality and poverty. Progress has been made over the past three decades in reducing agricultural protection in high income countries and agricultural disincentives in developing...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Kym
dc.contributor.editorArsenio M. Balisacan
dc.contributor.editorUjjayant Chakravorty
dc.contributor.editorMajah-Leah V. Ravago
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:56:15Z
dc.date.created2015
dc.identifier.isbn9.78013E+12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/60172
dc.description.abstractFor decades, earnings from farming in many developing countries have been depressed by a pro-urban bias in own-country policies, as well as by farm trade and subsidy policies of richer countries. Both sets of policies had reduced global economic welfare and agricultural trade and almost certainly have added to global inequality and poverty. Progress has been made over the past three decades in reducing agricultural protection in high income countries and agricultural disincentives in developing countries. However, some large distortions to agricultural prices within farm sectors and between countries remain, and governments continue to have a propensity to insulate their domestic food market from fluctuations in international prices. Thus much scope remains to improve economic welfare and reduce poverty by removing remaining trade distortions. This chapter summarizes indicators of these trade barrier patterns before pointing to changes in trade policies, together with complementary domestic measures, that could improve global food security.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofSustainable Economic Development: Resources, Environment, and Institutions**
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleTrends and fluctuations in agricultural price distortions
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor140201 - Agricultural Economics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4002919xPUB526
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationAnderson, Kym, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage293
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage309
local.identifier.doi10.1016/B978-0-12-800347-3.00017-0
local.identifier.absseo910405 - Public Sector Productivity
dc.date.updated2020-12-13T07:22:59Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationOxford and San Diego
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84942424507
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