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The case for structured markets in Malawi

After reviewing Malawi’s recent export experience, this policy note examines the types and potential contributions of structured markets to export marketing with a specific focus on commodity exchanges and export mandates. An export mandate means that…

synopsis

2017 Global food policy report: Synopsis [in Chinese]

Important signs of progress in food security and nutrition and a commitment to sustainable development marked 2016. Yet challenges arising from dramatically changing political, economic, and demographic landscapes are sure to test the international…

journal article

Dynamics of EU food safety certification: A survival analysis of firm decisions

The article empirically examines the timing of initial decisions to adopt food safetysystems and subsequent decisions to maintain the certification. Survival models areused to evaluate firm-level decisions among seafood processors in the…

discussion paper

The great Chinese inequality turnaround

The high level of inequality in China has been a focus of interest for policy makers and researchers. However, few studies have evaluated the trend since 2010. With changes in the economic structure and new policy tools introduced in recent years, a…

discussion paper

Impact of India’s National Food Security Act on domestic and international rice markets

Policy making in food security is at a crossroads in India, particularly for the rice crop. Whereas India has emerged as a leading rice exporter over the last two years, the government has also introduced a large food subsidy program called the…

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