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LCSSD occasional paper series on food prices

2010 - present

 

The LCSSD Occasional Paper Series is a publication of the Sustainable Development Department (LCSSD) in the World Bank's Latin America and the Caribbean Region. The papers in this series are the result of economic and technical research conducted by members of the LCSSD community. The series addresses issues that are relevant to the region's environmental and social sustainability; water, urban, energy and transport sector development; agriculture, forestry and rural development; as well as cross-cutting topics related to sustainable development such as climate change; logistics; crime and violence; and spatial economics.



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Determinants of agricultural extension services : the case of Haiti (English)

The Haitian population is among the poorest in the world, with over 78 percent living on less than United States (U.S.) 2 dollar a day and over 50 percent living on less than U.S. 1 dollar a day. ... See More +

Working Paper 80766 MAY 24, 2013

Arias, Diego; Leguia, Juan Jose; Sy, Abdoulaye Disclosed

Unintended consequences of food subsidies : the case of the Haiti rice subsidy : Bolsas de productos agricolas en latinoamerica y el caribe (Spanish)

Haiti is an important rice consumer, and a big rice importer. Around 86 percent of the Haitian population consumes rice. The decision to implement an indirect subsidy was made based on the fact that import prices had in the past been transmitted fully and immediately to rice consumers. ... See More +

Working Paper 75648 MAR 31, 2012

Arias, Diego; Carneus, Maxime English Disclosed

Improving agricultural productivity and market efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean : how ICTs can make a difference? (English)

Agricultural growth rates in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region have been much slower than the rest of the developing world. In the regions of East Asia, South Asia and Middle East and North Africa, the annual growth of agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 1980-2004 exceeded 3 percent, while growth in Sub- Saharan Africa averaged almost 3 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper 68255 MAR 01, 2012

Goyal, Aparajita; Gonzalez-Velosa, Carolina Disclosed

Integrating Central American and international food markets : an analysis of food price transmission in Honduras and Nicaragua (English)

In 2004 the Central American countries of Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic signed the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) with the United States and are currently negotiating another agreement with the European Union and others. ... See More +

Working Paper 75643 MAR 17, 2011

Arias, Diego; De Franco, Mario A. Disclosed

Unintended consequences of food subsidies : the case of the Haiti rice subsidy (English)

Haiti is an important rice consumer, and a big rice importer. Around 86 percent of the Haitian population consumes rice. The decision to implement an indirect subsidy was made based on the fact that import prices had in the past been transmitted fully and immediately to rice consumers. ... See More +

Working Paper 75648 MAR 17, 2011

Arias, Diego; Carneus, Maxime Spanish Disclosed

Agricultural commodity exchanges in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

A commodity exchange is a goods and financial market where different groups of participants trade commodities and commodity-linked contracts, with the underlying objective of transferring exposure to commodity price risks (UNCTAD). ... See More +

Working Paper 75649 MAR 17, 2011

Arias, Diego; Lamas, Alfredo Ferreira; Kpaka, Musa Disclosed

Implications of the organization of the commodity production and processing industry : the soybean chain in Argentina (English)

The study includes four sections: i) brief production background; ii) description of the Argentine soybean value chain; iii) evolution of the main policies and institutional regimes in Argentina; iv) lessons learned related to the political economy and the industrial organization. ... See More +

Working Paper 88018

Regunaga, Marcelo Disclosed

The agricultural and rural development in Paraguay : diagnosis and policy options : El desarrollo agropecuario y rural en Paraguay : diagnostico y opciones de politica (Spanish)

The primary objective of this report on the agricultural and rural development in Paraguay was to present the main results and conclusions of a diagnosis and policy options on the current status of agricultural and rural Paraguay and constraints to its development. ... See More +

Working Paper 88019

Segura, Gerardo; Sili, Marcelo; Valdes, Alberto Disclosed