Market Information Services
AbstractInformation is the lifeblood of most market economies. Nevertheless, attempts to jump start information flow by creating Market Information Services for food and agriculture usually fail. The author distills experiences and lessons from other studies and individual experts in the field on the reasons for such common failures and what can be done to avoid them. Critical topics such as institutional structure, dissemination methods, and funding are outlined to guide the reader through the basic issues that must be addressed in order to create a successful Market Information Service.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 17193.
Date of creation: 2001
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Market Information Service; market data; price information; trade information; developing countries; marketing; agriculture; food; institutions; Market Information System;
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- H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
- O13 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
- L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
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- Tollens, Eric, 2006. "Market Information Systems in Sub-Sahara Africa: Challenges and Opportunities," 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia 25590, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
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