Monitoring and analysing food and Agricultural policies in Africa

Book
Subtitle: 
(Synthesis report 2013)

The synthesis report by FAO's Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) team is the first ever attempt to systematically analyze agriculture and food security policies in several African countries, using common methodology over years. The report found that in the period between 2005 and 2010, the policy environment and performance of domestic markets depressed producer prices in the ten African countries analyzed, though the trend is improving. Most governments resorted to market and trade policies to protect consumers and keep food prices down in the reference period while budgetary transfers were mainly used to support producers. The report concludes that producer prices would improve significantly if inefficiencies in domestic value chains were eliminated through better targeted policies. These inefficiencies however seem to be increasing in all ten countries surveyed. The current MAFAP partner countries are: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.

Date and language
Jan 2014
English
ISBN: 
978-92-5-10833-7
Vocabulary
Agris Subject Categories: 
Agricultural economics and policies
Location
Physical Location: 
FPMU Documentation Center
Classification Number: 
O-2014-01
Other information
Pagination: 
156
Form: 
Printed resource

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