2nd Bordeaux Workshop in International Economics and Finance 5 décembre
Price risk management of agricultural commodities in developing countries
Friday, december 5, 2014
Local Organization :
- Tanguy BERNARD - LAREFI-Bordeaux University / IFPRI
- Dalila CHENAF-NICET - LAREFI-Bordeaux University
Recent surges in international agricultural prices have led to signi-cant changes in the strategies of market actors in developing countries. At macro-economic level, governments’ production, trade, storage and safety nets policies are being revisited towards increased insulation of producers and consumers from the
consequences of short term price -uctuations. At micro-economic level, innovative contractual arrangements
between producers, producer organizations, middle men and agro-industries are developed to enhance the reliability of supply and the well-being of farmers.
The purpose of this workshop is to document how economic agents, are developing new strategies in response to the current market environment, with a particular focus on developing countries. The workshop thus welcomes contributions related to the following topics :
Measurement of volatility in international and national prices of agricultural commodities ;
Macro-economic policy responses to price volatility of agricultural commodities ;
Market risks and producer behavior in developing countries ;
Contractual innovations linking smallholder farmers to agricultural markets.
Les papiers présentés :
- Delavallade, C. (IFPRI - World Bank), Dizon, F. (University of California), Vargas, R.(IFPRI - World Bank) and J-P. Petraud (University of California), Managing Risk with Insurance and Savings : Experimental Evidence from the Sahel.
- Mukasa, A-N. (DEM - University of Trento), How strongly do agricultural risks and farmers’ expectations influence acreage decisions ?
- Kornher, L.(DETC - University of Bonn), Recent trends of Food price volatility in developing countries.
- Ellebyn, C. (DFRE - University of Copenhagen), Poverty and Price Transmission.