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Food Price Volatility and Its Implications for Food Security and Policy

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ISBN: 9783319281995 9783319282015 Year: Pages: 626 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28201-5 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Agriculture (General) --- Economics
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This book provides fresh insights into concepts, methods and new research findings on the causes of excessive food price volatility. It also discusses the implications for food security and policy responses to mitigate excessive volatility. The approaches applied by the contributors range from on-the-ground surveys, to panel econometrics and innovative high-frequency time series analysis as well as computational economics methods. It offers policy analysts and decision-makers guidance on dealing with extreme volatility.

La valorizzazione economica delle tipicità rurali tra localismo e globalizzazione

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ISBN: 8884534461 888453447X Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_356350 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Chemical Technology --- Sociology
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For over twenty years now, the agri-foodstuffs sector has been marked by an ongoing revaluation of the typical product. Such products encompass an increasingly intangible value connected, not only with their intrinsic qualities, but also with what is evoked by the production methods and the context from which they originate. The typical product is identified by a decided stability in the features, deriving from the concentration of a major historic tradition in geographically small territories by a relatively restricted human group. As a result, in general, the local identity tends to predominate over the image of the firm. This accentuates the most significant strategic phenomenon: the collaboration between direct competitors implemented by the producers.

Technological and Institutional Innovations for Marginalized Smallholders in Agricultural Development

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ISBN: 9783319257167 9783319257181 Year: Pages: 435 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25718-1 Language: English
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Subject: Pharmacy and materia medica --- Biotechnology --- Chemical Engineering --- Economics --- Agriculture (General) --- Technology (General)
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The aim of the book is to present contributions in theory, policy and practice to the science and policy of sustainable intensification by means of technological and institutional innovations in agriculture. The research insights re from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The purpose of this book is to be a reference for students, scholars and practitioners inthe field of science and policy for understanding and identifying agricultural productivity growth potentials in marginalized areas.

Socioeconomics of Agriculture

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Book Series: SpringerBriefs in Economics ISSN: 2191-5504 ISBN: 9783319741406 9783319741413 Year: Pages: 106 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74141-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Grant: Agroscope
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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This open access book applies for the first time emerging concepts of socioeconomics to analyse an economic sector, namely agriculture. It considers the rational choices of all actors in the system (just as agricultural economists do) and their cultural preferences and constraints (just as rural sociologists do). Socioeconomic concepts are subsequently used to structure agricultural issues with regard to the three governance mechanisms (hierarchy, markets, and cooperation), and different agricultural systems are presented and compared. The book will be of interest to social scientists with various backgrounds, and seeks to break down the barriers of single-disciplinary thinking.

Finance for Food

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ISBN: 9783642540332 9783642540349 Year: Pages: 295 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-54034-9 Language: English
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Subject: Business and Management --- Economics --- Manufactures
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This book reflects the current state of discussion about agricultural and rural finance in developing and transition countries. It provides insight into specific themes, such as commodity value chains, farm banking and risk management in agricultural banking, structured finance, crop insurance, mobile banking and how to increase effectiveness in rural finance. Case studies illustrate various aspects of agricultural and rural finance in developing economies. The book is based on one of the yearly financial Sector Development Symposia held by the KfW Development Bank.

Building a Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

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ISBN: 9783319762210 9783319762227 Year: Pages: 302 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76222-7 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: African Development Bank
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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What are the challenges and action points for agricultural sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa? This collection of papers offers technical analyses, policy recommendations and an overview of success stories to date. Each carefully selected paper provides valuable insights for improved policy making and defines relevant strategic priorities on Africa’s sustainable transformation process, which is in line with the international development agenda. Although agriculture remains the main source of income for Africa’s population, the sector is rain-fed subjecting it to the vagaries of weather and climate change. This volume demonstrates the rationale of developing a competitive, inclusive and sustainable agribusiness sector for Africa’s food security and structural transformation.From the impact of Bioenergy crop adoption and Drought Index Insurance to Agro-Industrialization, this volume is important reading for individual researchers, academic associations and professional bodies interested in African agricultural development.

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