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Title: Declining Agricultural Commodity Prices: Productivity Gain or Immiserising Growth?
Contributor(s): Fleming, Euan (author); Rao, DSP (author); Fleming, PA (author)
Publication Date: 2006
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/841
Abstract: The international community accepts that a secular decline has occurred in the terms of trade of most commodities produced by developing countries, a trend that is confirmed in this study. Yet is has been more or less indifferent to the fate of commodity producers in these countries, particularly since the collapse of international commodity agreements (such as the International Coffee Agreement and the International Cocoa Agreement, given out special interest in agricultural commodities). Attempts have been made, albeit not very successfully, to reduce the degree of commodity price fluctuations. But the problem of a secular decline in commodity prices has not been tackled in earnest.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
Place of Publication: London
ISBN: 0850928346
Field of Research (FOR): 140201 Agricultural Economics
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
Other Links: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=3aRbqpPxrOsC
http://publications.thecommonwealth.org/declining-agricultural-commodity-prices-410-p.aspx
Extent of Pages: 88
Series Name: Economic Paper Series
Series Number : 74
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