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Les politiques de gestion de l'instabilité des prix agricoles. Leçons des expériences menées à Madagascar, au Mali et en Zambie


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  • Élodie Maître d’Hôtel
  • Hélène David-Benz
  • Françoise Gérard


The management of agricultural price volatility in developing countries is at the heart of policy debates. Building upon the recent experiences of Madagascar, Mali and Zambia, we show that the efficiency of policies to manage price volatility depends on the way policies have been defined and implemented. In order to be effective, a stabilization policy should be based on robust knowledge, be predictable, its funding should be secured and its enforcement should be monitored. This opens the way to a reflexion on the risky character of pursued policies, according to countries, and on the replicability of stabilization policies from one country to another, in a context where ?one size fits all? messages tend to dominate.

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Article provided by Armand Colin in its journal Revue Tiers Monde.

Volume (Year): n°211 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 71-89

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Handle: RePEc:cai:rtmarc:rtm_211_0071

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Keywords: Price volatility; regulation; policies;


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