Liberalizing Foodgrains Markets: Experience, Impacts and Lessons from South Asia

Liberalizing Foodgrains Markets: Experience, Impacts and Lessons from South Asia

by A. Ganesh-Kumar, Devesh Roy, Ashok Gulati
     
 


This volume examines the changing nature of policies regarding the foodgrains market in the post-liberalization period in South Asia. The volume explores the impact these policy changes have on food security, prices, production, consumption, and trade of foodgrains.

The outcomes are further analysed for regional economic integration in Asia. The countries under

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This volume examines the changing nature of policies regarding the foodgrains market in the post-liberalization period in South Asia. The volume explores the impact these policy changes have on food security, prices, production, consumption, and trade of foodgrains.

The outcomes are further analysed for regional economic integration in Asia. The countries under discussion are India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The book brings out the contrast between the policies followed in these countries and outcomes emerging from them, measured in terms of many development and market indicators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198066958
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/10/2010
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Boxes

Foreword

Preface

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 2 Food Market Liberalization in Bangladesh: How Well Did the Government and the Markets Deliver? Ashok Gulati Gulati, Ashok 21

Chapter 3 Achieving Food Security in a Cost-Effective Way: Implications of Domestic Deregulation and Liberalized Trade in India Devesh Roy Roy, Devesh 47

Chapter 4 Liberalization and Food Security in Nepal A. Ganesh-Kumar Ganesh-Kumar, A. 91

Chapter 5 Impact of Domestic Agricultural Trade Liberalization and Market Reform Policies on Food Security in Pakistan Devesh Roy Roy, Devesh 119

Chapter 6 Impacts of Trade Liberalization and Market Reforms on the Paddy-Rice Sector in Sri Lanka Paul Dorosh Dorosh, Paul 151

Chapter 7 Conclusion Jeevika Weerahewa Weerahewa, Jeevika 189

Contributors Ashok Gulati Gulati, Ashok 201

Index Ashok Gulati Gulati, Ashok 203

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