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Price Liberalization and Farmer Welfare Under Risk Aversion: Cotton in Benin and Ivory Coast

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  • Paul MAKDISSI

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    (D´epartement d’´economique and CEREF, Universit´e de Sherbrooke, 2550 boulevard de l’Universit´e, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, J1K 2R1)

  • Quentin WODON

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    (LCSPR, World Bank, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA)

Abstract

Commodity producers in Africa often bene?t from guaranteed and relatively stable prices for their crops. This paper shows how to estimate the required increase in crop price necessary to o¤set the higher risk for farmers that price liberalization would entail due to large variations over time in world commodity prices.

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Paper provided by Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 04-09.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 2004
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Handle: RePEc:shr:wpaper:04-09

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Keywords: Cotton; Price liberalization; Risk Aversion; Poverty; Benin; Ivory Coast.;

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  1. Porter, Gina & Phillips-Howard[malt], Kevin, 1997. "Comparing contracts: An evaluation of contract farming schemes in Africa," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 25(2), pages 227-238, February.
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  1. Delpeuch, Claire & Vandeplas, Anneleen & Swinnen, Johan F.M., 2010. "Revisiting the “Cotton Problem”: A comparative analysis of cotton reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa," 84th Annual Conference, March 29-31, 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland 62042, Agricultural Economics Society.
  2. repec:hal:wpaper:hal-00796528 is not listed on IDEAS
  3. repec:hal:ciredw:hal-00796528 is not listed on IDEAS
  4. Antoine Leblois & Philippe Quirion & Benjamin Sultan, 2014. "Price vs. weather shock hedging for cash crops: ex ante evaluation for cotton producers in Cameroon," Post-Print halshs-00967313, HAL.

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