The objective of this brief is to examine the challenges faced by countries and regional economic communities in implementing CAADP in a context of high and volatile food prices, and to draw policy recommendations for high level decision makers. It [...]
This brief examines tools and policies for integrating risk management into the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP).
Welfare Impacts of Rising Food Prices in Rural Ethiopia: a Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System Approach
Ethiopia has experienced high food prices, especially since 2005. This paper examines the welfare impacts of rising food prices in rural Ethiopia using Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System (QUAIDS) approach controlled for expenditure endogeniety and zero consumption expenditure. The elasticity [...]
Stabilizing price incentives for staple grain producers in the context of broader agricultural policies
Price uncertainty is a major constraint to a sustained increase in staple food production. This paper reviews the trends and patterns of addressing this age-old problem over the course of the past several decades. Farmers in most developed countries and [...]
This paper presents a simple tool that can be used to monitor developments in market prices. The data requirements are relatively simple: all that is needed are monthly data on nominal market prices and the consumer price index (CPI). At [...]