Food Price Increases and Net Food Importing Countries : Lessons from the Recent Past Ng, Francis Aksoy, M. Ataman 2012-03-30T07:29:50Z 2012-03-30T07:29:50Z 2008
dc.description.abstract Recent increases in food and other commodity prices have highlighted concerns that many poor countries are net food importers and higher food prices would worsen their trade balances. In this article, we analyze the changes in food trade balances associated with the 32% increase in food prices from 2000/2001 to 2004/2005. We find a small deterioration in food trade balances of low-income countries and an improvement in middle-income countries. The deterioration is most severe for countries in conflict and small island states, so attention should be placed first on these countries and on a few very-low-income countries that are also vulnerable. Because low-income countries as a group had much lower agricultural GDP growth rates than middle-income countries, the answers to food vulnerability in low-income countries should probably be addressed within the context of incentives for agricultural production. en
dc.identifier.citation Agricultural Economics
dc.identifier.issn 01695150
dc.language.iso EN
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Country and Industry Studies of Trade F140
dc.subject Economic Development: Agriculture
dc.subject Natural Resources
dc.subject Energy
dc.subject Environment
dc.subject Other Primary Products O130
dc.subject International Linkages to Development
dc.subject Role of International Organizations O190
dc.subject Agriculture: Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis
dc.subject Prices Q110
dc.subject Agriculture in International Trade Q170
dc.title Food Price Increases and Net Food Importing Countries : Lessons from the Recent Past en
dc.title.alternative Agricultural Economics en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 1330
okr.journal.nbpages 443-452
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.volume 39