The Response of Ethiopian Grain Markets to Liberalization
AbstractThe objective of this paper is to determine how liberalization of Ethiopia’s grain marketing system in March 1990 has affected the level and volatility of wholesale prices and price spreads between major regional cereal markets. The paper also identifies issues and problems needing attention to guide future policy decisions with the aim of reducing costs in the food system and thereby promoting the welfare of grain producers and consumers in Ethiopia.
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food security; food policy; Ethiopia; grain markets; International Relations/Trade; Marketing; Q18;
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