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dc.contributor.authorTadese, G.en
dc.contributor.authorShively, Gerald E.en
dc.coverage.spatialEthiopiaen
dc.coverage.temporal1996 - 2006en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:45:50Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:45:50Zen
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.identifier4072en
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(4): 942-955en
dc.identifier.issn0002-9092en
dc.identifier.issn1467-8276en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/68337en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractAlthough the short-term aims of food aid are well conceived, strong concerns have been voiced regarding the long-term impacts of such aid on incentives for agricultural producers in recipient countries. This paper examines the statistical link between food aid shipments and food prices in Ethiopia over the period 1996-2006. Monthly data from three markets and three commodities are used to estimate a system of seemingly unrelated regression models for food prices. Results indicate that previous year food aid shipments reduce prices in all producer and consumer markets. These effects, however, appear to be limited to the set of internationally traded commodities that are domestically marketed. A recursive regression procedure is used to identify the food aid threshold at which a negative aid effect emerges. Food aid shipments that constitute less than 10% of domestic production appear to be benign, but shipments above this level show signs of being disruptive to local markets. We use a simple policy simulation to argue that production-sensitive targeting, e.g. conditioning food aid on local food production, would help to circumvent disincentive effects.en
dc.format.mimetypetext/plainen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherAgricultural & Applied Economics Associationen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectFood strategyen
dc.subjectFood consumptionen
dc.subjectFamineen
dc.subjectInternational tradeen
dc.subjectArid zonesen
dc.subjectFood securityen
dc.subjectPovertyen
dc.subjectEconomic modeling and analysisen
dc.subjectEconomic impactsen
dc.subjectSocial impactsen
dc.subjectLocal marketsen
dc.subjectMarket demanden
dc.subjectGovernment institutionsen
dc.subjectStorage infrastructureen
dc.subjectWorld marketsen
dc.subjectCommercializationen
dc.subjectGovernment policyen
dc.subjectAdministrationen
dc.subjectMarket supplyen
dc.subjectImportsen
dc.subjectEconomic policyen
dc.subjectDisaster assistanceen
dc.subjectAgenciesen
dc.subjectVulnerability and risken
dc.subjectTransportation infrastructureen
dc.subjectEconomic statistics and indicatorsen
dc.subjectEthiopiaen
dc.subjectPrice analysisen
dc.subjectFood policyen
dc.subjectFood aiden
dc.subjectGovernanceen
dc.titleFood aid, food prices and producer disincentives in Ethiopiaen
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2009 Agricultural and Applied Economics Associationen
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.description.notesSysCoor-5 (Policy and Governance)en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8276.2009.01324.xen
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