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Policy Options To Stabilize Food Supplies: A Case Study Of Southern Africa


  • Trueblood, Michael A.
  • Shapouri, Shahla
  • Henneberry, Shida Rastegari


For the southern Africa region, both a grain stocking program and an import insurance program would have reduced food supply variability more than historical food aid during 1970-95. The stocking program and the import insurance program would have been less expensive than food aid from a donor point of view. These options may be attractive policy alternatives for donors and countries in other regions, given the decline in food aid budgets in recent years and projections of rising global food gaps.

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  • Trueblood, Michael A. & Shapouri, Shahla & Henneberry, Shida Rastegari, 2001. "Policy Options To Stabilize Food Supplies: A Case Study Of Southern Africa," Agricultural Information Bulletins 33703, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uersab:33703
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.33703

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    1. Hay, Roger W. & Rukuni, Mandivamba, 1988. "SADCC food security strategies: Evolution and role," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 16(9), pages 1013-1024, September.
    2. Konandreas, Panos A. & Huddleston, Barbara & Virabongsa Ramangkura, 1978. "Food security: an insurance approach," Research reports 4, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    1. Erwin H Tiongson & Benedict J. Clements & Sanjeev Gupta, 2003. "Foreign Aid and Consumption Smoothing; Evidence From Global Food Aid," IMF Working Papers 03/40, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Trueblood, Michael A. & Shapouri, Shahla, 2002. "Food Insecurity In The Least Developed Countries And The International Response," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19615, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).


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