Publication: Logistics, Transport and Food Prices in LAC : Policy Guidance for Improving Efficiency and Reducing Costs
This introductory section explains the rationale for the guidance note, reflecting on the relevance of food prices in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), their impact on the poor and the effect that logistics and transport costs have on those prices. Based upon that framework, the note provides an overview of the logistics and transport hurdles faced by importers and consumers in the region as food products move through the logistics chain. The final section of the report provides some policy guidance that could improve the efficiency of logistics systems in LAC and reduce the price of delivered foods.
“Schwartz, Jordan; Guasch, Jose Luis; Wilmsmeier, Gordon; Stokenberga, Aiga. 2009. Logistics, Transport and Food Prices in LAC : Policy Guidance for Improving Efficiency and Reducing Costs. Latin America and Caribbean Region Environment and Water Resources occasional paper series ; no. 2. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/18716 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”