Marketing and price incentives in African and Asian countries: A comparison

Ahmed, R. and Rustagi, N. (1987) Marketing and price incentives in African and Asian countries: A comparison. In: Agricultural Marketing Strategy and Pricing Policy. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, USA, pp. 104-118. ISBN 0-8213-0830-0

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Agriculture in developing market economies is generally organizedon the basis of private ownership. The economic environment of farmers operating in these market economies is believed to exert significant influence on the efficiency of resource utilization and the pace of growth in production. The prices ofoutputs and inputs are generally the principal focus of price policies that are consciously adopted to create a favorable economic environ- ment The emphasis on prices is understandable. Given a fixed volume of marketing and no other changes, a rise in the prices of output would increase profit directly and proportionately, and a rise in the prices of inputs would similarly decrease profit by a proportion depending on the weight of the input on the cost of production...

Item Type: Book Section
Author Affiliation: International Food Policy Research Institute
Subjects: Social Sciences
Social Sciences > Marketing
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2013 04:05
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 04:05

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