Subsistence farming as a safety net for food-price shocks

@article{Janvry2011SubsistenceFA,
  title={Subsistence farming as a safety net for food-price shocks},
  author={Alain de Janvry and E. Sadoulet},
  journal={Development in Practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={472 - 480}
}
  • Alain de Janvry, E. Sadoulet
  • Published 2011
  • Economics
  • Development in Practice
  • Governments need the capacity to manage price instability and its social consequences; but in countries where people suffer most, they are least able to respond, because of limited fiscal and institutional resources. This article argues that policies used by middle- and high-income countries are unsuitable for poorer, agricultural countries; it recommends instead that these nations promote broader access to land and raise land productivity. The authors explain why instruments used by richer… CONTINUE READING
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    Sadoulet are professors of agricultural and resource economics at the University of California at Berkeley. ,alain@berkeley.edu. ,esadoulet@berkeley.edu. 480 Development in Practice
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