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An Economic Analysis Of A Food Security Commodity Reserve: Commodity Vs. Cash

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  • Young, C. Edwin
  • Westcott, Paul C.
  • Hoffman, Linwood A.
  • Lin, William W.
  • Rosen, Stacey L.

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The cost of operating the Food Security Commodity Reserve as a commodity reserve was compared with the cost of a cash reserve to purchase food aid supplies only in the period of need. Preliminary simulation results reveal the cash reserve to be less costly in almost all cases.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN with number 21622.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea99:21622

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Keywords: Food aid; agricultural policy; stocks; Agricultural and Food Policy; Food Security and Poverty;

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