Distortions in Incentives for Production of Major Crops in Pakistan: Recent Trends and Emerging Challenges

Domestic production of wheat, rice, cotton and sugarcane has experienced severe implicit taxation, averaging $1.72 billion per year during 2006-08. These distortions to producer incentives, which have resulted in huge resource transfers, must be removed if Pakistan is to address the recurring crises afflicting the crop sector, alleviate poverty, and achieve sustainable development. The institutional […]

China’s Agricultural Trade: Issue and Prospects

China’s Agricultural Trade: Issues and Prospects Symposium Ian Sheldon, ed, November 2009 In July 2007, at an international symposium organized by the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC), economists, business professionals and government officials met in Beijing for two days to discuss the issues and prospects concerning China’s agricultural trade.  China’s influence in global agricultural […]