East African governments' responses to high cereal prices

G.W. Meijerink, P. Roza, S. van Berkum

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    Abstract

    This study analyses the responses of governments in four East African countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia) with respect to price formation and price transmission in the cereal sector. All four countries were confronted with high cereal prices in 2008. Government policies applied largely pursued consumer price reduction, but such short-term price policies did not encourage farmers to respond with increasing production, the more so because farmers were facing very high fertiliser prices. The report concludes by discussing policy options to help improve market functioning which supports agricultural productivity growth
    Original languageDutch
    Place of PublicationThe Hague
    PublisherLEI Wageningen UR
    Number of pages114
    ISBN (Print)9789086153831
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Publication series

    NameReport / LEI : Research area, Development issues
    PublisherLEI Wageningen UR

    Keywords

    • cereal products
    • agricultural prices
    • price formation
    • government policy
    • price policy
    • agricultural production
    • east africa

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