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Poulton, Colin, Dorward, Andrew, Kydd, Jonathan and Wiggins, Steve (2006) 'State Intervention for Food Price Stabilisation in Africa: Can It Work?' Food Policy, 31 (4). pp. 342-356.

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Although its arguments may have more general applicability, this paper discusses the desirability and options for the stabilisation of staple food prices principally in Eastern and Southern Africa. It addresses three broad questions: (i) why is stabilisation of food (grain) prices desirable? (ii) what is technically feasible? and (iii) can the governance and trade issues thrown up by suggested mechanisms be solved? It considers a number of options for price stabilisation, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each and suggesting situations in which each may be appropriate.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
ISSN: 03069192
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2008 11:13

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