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    The Policy Analysis and Advocacy Programme (PAAP), part of the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa, featured an IFPRI Discussion Paper in the February 2009 issue of its newsletter. The Paper, ...
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    What does the Doha Development Round bring to the table for developing countries? The WTO Forum invited two international experts- Jeffrey Schott from the Peterson Institute for International Economics and David Laborde from IFPRI- to discuss ...
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    The HarvestChoice initiative has launched a comprehensive collection of data products designed to better inform strategic policy and investment decisions aimed at improving farm productivity and profitability, and market development. The website ...
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    The following is an excerpted version of a blog story that was originally published on the Food Security Portal’s Food for Thought blog. After several days of work, and the usual posturing and drama, Members of the WTO closed the Ninth ...
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    Selling crops used to be a complicated process for Aweke Teshome. The Ethiopian farmer never knew the fair market price for his products, or how they rated in quality. He was forced to sell at whatever price the traders offered. Worse, with no ...
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    The World Trade Organization this week hosted a public forum, “Seeking Answers to Global Trade Challenges”, which discussed the future of the multilateral trading system. The forum addressed four main topics related to global trade: food ...
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    The following is an excerpted version of a story originally published on the IFPRI South Asia website. Onion prices have reached all-time high, not only in India but also in Bangladesh, and it’s mostly pinching the pockets of the country’s ...
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    by Valdete Berisha-Krasniqi, Antoine Bouët, David Laborde, and Simon Mevel The benefits least developed countries (LDCs) can draw from a multilateral trade reform as designed by the modalities made public in May 2008 are negligible, and some ...
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    The world food situation continues to be vulnerable. A series of weather-related shocks in 2012—including severe droughts in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the United States—contributed to global food prices remaining high for a fifth ...
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    Policies for “Competitiveness with Inclusiveness” Thomas Reardon and Ashok Gulati A “supermarket revolution” has been underway in developing countries since the early 1990s. Supermarkets (here referring to all ...
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    In a long-awaited move, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission on October 18 approved limits on trading in the commodities markets. Specifically, the new rules limit the number of commodity contracts that any investor can hold in ...
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    Pascal Lamy, Director General of WTO, foresees that "the cost to the world economy of high intensity protectionism would be in the order of $ 800 billion, the estimated value of space or "water" in WTO commitments today," which would be very bad ...