Riding the wave: high prices, big business? : the role of multinationals in the international grain markets

G.W. Meijerink, M.G. Danse

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    Abstract

    In 2007-2008, world market prices for grains and inputs such as fertiliser have risen sharply. At the same time, international trade is increasingly dominated by only a few large agribusiness firms. Civil society organisations are increasingly concerned about the potential impact of these two trends. This report provides an overview of the international trade of grains, the role of multinationals that trade in international grains, and the linkage of international and domestic grain markets in Africa. This research also provides an analysis of the role of multinationals and speculation on grain prices
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    PublisherLEI
    Number of pages85
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Publication series

    NameReport / LEI Wageningen UR : Research area 3, Consumers and supply chains
    PublisherLEI

    Keywords

    • agricultural economics
    • commodity markets
    • grain
    • world markets
    • international trade
    • agricultural trade
    • multinational corporations
    • agricultural prices
    • domestic trade
    • africa
    • speculation

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    Meijerink, G. W., & Danse, M. G. (2009). Riding the wave: high prices, big business? : the role of multinationals in the international grain markets. (Report / LEI Wageningen UR : Research area 3, Consumers and supply chains). LEI. https://edepot.wur.nl/9336