Thumbnail Image

Food Markets and Poverty Alleviation

Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative: A Living from Livestock









Also available in:
No results found.

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Document
    An Assessment of the Impact of Rice Tariff Policy in Indonesia: A Multi-Market Model Approach 2007
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    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.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Project
    Policy-Based Support to Agriculture Production in Line with New Rural Development, Sustainable Poverty Reduction and Zero Hunger Initiative of Vietnam - TCP/VIE/3604 2020
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    In recognition of the importance of multidimensional food and nutrition security and poverty reduction, the Government of Viet Nam has approved two National Target Programmes ( focusing on New Rural Development ( and Sustainable Poverty Reduction ( with a total budget of around USD 11 billion The ultimate goal of these programmes is to improve the living standards of poor and rural communities The NTP NRD focuses on rural development in almost 9 000 communes throughout the country, in line with the Agriculture Restructuring Plan at all levels, while SPR targets areas in which to reduce poverty One of the most important tasks faced by the Government of Viet Nam is to produce a harmonized policy system among the two NTPs, with a view to mass and market oriented agricultural production The present Technical Cooperation Programme ( project was implemented with the aim of facilitating this process Its expected outcomes were as follows i increase the income of the rural poor through a harmonized policy design in support of the two NTPs in line with the Agriculture Restructuring Plan at all levels and ( stronger linkages among farmers and between farmers and enterprises in a consistent production system with recognized standards.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Document
    Pro-Poor Policy Options: Village Poverty Reduction cooperatives & Rural Poverty Alleviation in China 2011
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    This policy brief suggests that innovative mutual aid models known as Village Poverty Reduction Funds Cooperatives (VPRC) constitute an effective strategy for reducing persistent rural poverty in China. VPRCs, complemented by public service improvements and integration with other poverty alleviation approaches, create opportunities for improving poor farmers’ livelihoods by facilitating grassroots decision-making regarding the use of government poverty reduction funds.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.