Trade Liberalization and the coffee sub-sectors: some implications for the food Sub-sector

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Alemayehu Geda


In this study an attempt is made to examine trade liberalization and its implications for the coffee sub-sector. Pre and post – reform data are analyzed on the basis of ‘the before after approach’. The study shows that the liberalization carried out is strongly associated with an increase in the level of export. This result is chiefly attributed to the exchange rate policy pursued. The micro evidences examined show that the supply price elasticity for coffee is either small or statistically insignificant. This implies that price liberalization by itself may not bring a major change in the coffee sub-sector. The study also underscores the problem of ensuring food security by relying on unreliable world primary commodity markets.

Corporate Author: Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)
Publisher: Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors:

Produce trade

Secondary Descriptor:

International trade

Geographic Descriptors: Developing countries
Cataloge Date: 03/02/2013
Broad Subject heading: Tariffs and Trade (Organization)
Call Number: 330.05 ETH JOU
Serial Key Title: Ethiopian Journal of Economics
Publication catagory: Ethiopian Journal of Economics
Content type: EEA Publication
Volume: VIII
Year: October, 1999
Publication date: 1999-03-02 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date: 2013-03-02 00:00:00
PDF file: Alemayehu Geda_Trade Liberalization and the coffee subsectors.pdf
Number: 2
Place of publication: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: Serial (Journal)
Current frequency: Semiannual
Author:  Alemayehu Geda

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