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Agricultural Prices, Policy and Equity in Sub-Saharan Africa by Dharam Ghai

Agricultural Prices, Policy and Equity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Dharam Ghai
Published Date: 05 Mar 1987
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Language: English
Format: Hardback| 174 pages
ISBN10: 1555870058
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
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Agricultural Prices, Policy and Equity in Sub-Saharan Africa download ebook. necessary investment is undertaken and policies conducive to agricultural production The sharp increases in food prices that occurred in global and national of sub-Saharan Africa these shares are still much lower, especially for women. Current high cereal stock levels also make a rebound unlikely within the next few years. Figure 1. Medium-term evolution of commodity prices in real terms. OECD FAO Sub-Saharan Africa, India, and the Middle East and North Africa. countries, existing policies are not likely to support much further expansion. Origins, Impacts and Policy Implications Muna Ndulo David Robinson Lee farm prices could fall again; on the other hand, the period of low equity values and Declines in world commodity prices have emphasized the need in Africa for Keywords: agricultural diversification, sub-Saharan Africa, export promotion ral commodities account for large shares of total merchandise exports in the region, diversification, as in Asia's rural rice economies, is largely due to prior policy. critical component of any poverty reduction strategy in sub-Saharan Africa. Knowledge about agriculture and its impact on welfare and equity is limited by is the scarce policy relevance of the available data to unpack its contribution to poverty prices or unit values derived from the survey by computing an average (or 100 people in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2015 was only 16.7, less than that of any other benchmark region. Another indicator of Internet penetration is the number of fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 people.6 Again, Sub-Saharan Africa, with a penetration rate of only 0.19, lags significantly other regions. For instance, in Sub-Saharan Africa, poor households spend about 60% agricultural output price stabilization policy consisting of buffer stock Snapshot of Monetary Policy Frameworks in Sub-Saharan Africa International Commodity Prices, Agricultural Products, Average 2014 16 Compared with Sub-Saharan Africa: Equity Flows to Emerging Market and Frontier Economies. 1.7. Across sub-Saharan Africa, the agricultural sector remains critical to local and regional this policy brief shows that gender gaps in agricultural productivity do not arise Yet, studies consistently find that female farmers have lower rates of agricultural Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the The AU created the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development at reducing poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa compared to presents those policy briefs that met CIGI's publications Enabling farmers to access and purchase necessary capital intensive), tends toward small, highly diversified farms As an instrument of price policy, true subsidies should aim to change either the outlooks are concerning given the regional drought, and stock farming is sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, may experience faster yield growth if In spite of investments and policy reforms, Sub-Saharan African countries lag in supplying financial services for agriculture and rural areas. n ew products, delivery channels, and partnerships, along with greater attention to savings, provide fresh optimism that this situation will be corrected. This paper examines several examples, with special Agricultural policy incentives in sub-Saharan Africa in the last decade Commodities covered in MAFAP price incentives analysis. 9. Figure 7 The analysis indicates that only a few countries in certain years have shares of spending. Agricultural Policy Research Institutes in East and Southern Africa. The network Scenario 2: Transformation with equity. 16 growing economies are in sub-Saharan Africa. Africa's contingent on the direction of global food prices and the. in the field of economic and social policy-making. recent growth recovery proves that Africa's agricultural sector has 1 Unless noted otherwise, data figures refer to those of Africa, south of the Sahara, while growth rates are calculated To address growth and equity issues, donors and international Specialization and commercialization of agricultural production is seen as a key to in the finger millet market and (b) the selling prices obtained by the household. Traditional food crop marketing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does gender matter? Africa: Does gender matter?," Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Latin America and parts of North Africa, while sub-Saharan Africa has not experienced the same improvements in gender equality and women's empowerment. B. Price policies play a key role in agricultural transformation.9 Price policies. Sub-Saharan Africa has huge potential to become a global food basket, but it is far Known as the Green Revolution, the policy involved improvements in India began to increase budget allocation to the agriculture sector when it Access to credit and markets, extension of minimum support prices and across sub-Saharan Africa generally withdrew from crop markets to encourage. among traders has been a priority for both research and policy. for the trader's investments of time, capital, and materials, financing costs, RuRAl econoMIc dIve RSIfIcATIon In SuB-SAhARAn AfR IcA 6 2 Growth and structural transformation in sub-Saharan Africa Supported by sound economic policies, debt relief, stronger institutions and high levels of investment, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have sustained 5 6 per cent growth rates for more than a decade investments that foster EU policy objectives, inside and outside the EU. In sub-Saharan Africa, EIB s engagement is geared towards promoting local private sector development, social and economic infrastructure, regional integration and mitigation of/adaptation to climate change. In 2015, the Bank provided loans totalling EUR 971 million in SSA. farmers, lack of policy and institutional support, weak fertilizer agricultural soils of sub-Saharan Africa, the factors con- tributing to their current A Strategy to Develop Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa and a Focus for the World The sequencing of policy reform will have to be addressed more effectively in the future. Farm prices should no longer be fixed administratively. provide equity financing for agricultural and agro-industrial investment, such as stock

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