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Technological change and price effects in agriculture

Eleni Z. Gabre-Madhin, Christopher Barrett () and Paul Dorosh ()

No 62, MTID discussion papers from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: This paper addresses the conceptual issues around the negative price effects of technological change on agricultural producers, explores price policy options vis-à-vis this problem, and reviews and compares experiences across Asian countries as they transformed their rural economies. It then draws implications for the challenge of achieving a smallholder-led agricultural revolution in Africa in the context of market liberalization.

Keywords: Small farmers; technicological change; market prices (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2003
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