Poverty alleviation in Mozambique: a multi-market analysis of the role of food aid

The use of food aid in poverty alleviation programs has been hampered by two problems: the inability to target to touseholds in need, and the disincentive effects on agriculture. In this paper, we present econometric estimates of m Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS) for households in Maputo, Mozambique, and develop a multi-market node! to show that in Maputo, imported yellow maize is not only self-targeting, but that owing to a combination of he low cross-price elasticity with locally produced staples (particularly, white maize) and cross-border trade in food >roducts, the disincentive effects on domestic agriculture have been negligible.


Issue Date:
1995-11
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/173713
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/173713
Published in:
Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Volume 13, Issue 2
Page range:
89-99
Total Pages:
12




 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2018-01-22

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)