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Boosting Demand for Domestic Rice in Ghana









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    An Assessment of the Impact of Rice Tariff Policy in Indonesia: A Multi-Market Model Approach 2007
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    Rice is of key importance to Indonesia’s national and household level food security. The choice of tariff policy has important implications for consumers and producers with policy makers having to decide between the trade-offs implied for the various stakeholders. In this study we use a multi-market model to assess the impact of hypothetical rice tariff changes on household welfare and other variables of interest to rice policy-makers. A reduction in the rice tariff from 30 to 0% reduces rice su pply and wheat demand and stimulates rice demand and soybean supply. Rice imports increase from 0.8 to 2 million tons. Rural households except for the Java-top income group, see incomes fall. In terms of purchasing power all households gain very significantly. Eliminating rice tariffs increases crop diversification and more so in those areas and for those income groups which started off least diversified. It is clear that the higher retail rice price resulting from a 30% ad-valorem tariff rate i mposes significant cost on the 90% of Indonesian households, including most of the very poor households, who are net rice buyers. The implied income gains appear relatively modest but do accrue to middle and poorer households especially in Java. On the other hand an increase in the tariff from 30 to 50% eliminates rice imports, reduces soybean output and stimulates wheat demand. Rural households, except for the Java-top income group, see incomes rise although the effect is relatively modest. In terms of purchasing power households are all worse off.
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    FAO Rice Market Monitor, May 2001 2001
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    Planting of the 2001 paddy season is underway in some of the Northern Hemisphere countries but the bulk of the crop is yet to be planted pending the arrival of Monsoon rains on th e Asian continent. In the Southern Hemisphere and around the equatorial belt, this season’s main paddy crop is nearing completion. Following weak prices in the past two years, some countries are expected to lower rice area and to switch to more remunerative crops. Nonetheless, pending additional information and assuming normal seasonal weather patterns, world paddy production in 2001 is expected to decline only marginally from the previous season.
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    Making the United Republic of Tanzania’s Rice Sector More Competitive 2013
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    Findings and recommendations for making Tanzania's rice sector more competitive. During the period in which the URT was a net importer of rice (2005-2009), producers received prices that were higher than those prevailing in international markets (Figure 1). Protection was not only due to the import tariff (since protection levels were higher than the 75 per cent import tariff ) but also due to high costs at the port of Dar es Salaam. However, levels of protection de creased as the country eventually became a net exporter of rice in 2010.

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