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Philippine agricultural and food policies

Despite progress in recent years, the incidence of poverty in the Philippines remains very high: the national poverty rate was more than 30 percent in 2003, with even higher levels in rural areas. Because poor Filipino households spend more than half…

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Market opportunities for African agriculture

"This report focuses on demand-side constraints on agricultural growth and their implications for three broad alternative agricultural development strategies: promoting traditional exports, developing nontraditional exports, and increasing food staple…

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The Egyptian food subsidy system

Egypt’s food subsidy system has been a mainstay of the government’s long-term policy of promoting social equity and political stability. It has also been a major component of the social safety net for the poor, guaranteeing the availability of…

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Wheat policy reform in Egypt

Many developing countries are in transition from a state-dominated to a more market-oriented economy. Because agriculture is of primary importance in most developing countries,the state is usually heavily involved in both input and output markets and…

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Les marchés phréatiques au Pakistan

Au Pakistan, où l’agriculture est fortement tributaire de l’irrigation, les marchés hydriques informels constituent un moyen d’importance croissante donnant accès aux nappes phréatiques aux petits agriculteurs et aux cultivateurs à bail*. Le réseau…

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Mercados de agua subterránea en el Pakistán

En este informe de investigaciones,, se examina cómo funcionan los mercados de agua, quién participa, cuál es la naturaleza de las transacciones y qué efectos tienen los mercados en la productividad y el ingreso agrícolas, con objeto de determinar…