IFPRI and ICARDA studies find policy-induced market distortions along agricultural value chains
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ICARDA’s Social, Economic, and Policy (SEP) Research Team plays a crucial role in analyzing our innovations’ socioeconomic viability, adoption, scaling up, and impact on poverty alleviation, food security, systems resilience, and social inclusiveness.
A recent policy brief published by The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) summarizes the results of two studies conducted by IFPRI and ICARDA scientists that focused on the improvement of Ethiopian and Nigerian value chains around palm oil, cocoa, and small ruminants. The studies were conducted using nominal rates of protection (NRP), which measures how policy can induce market distortions in agricultural commodity prices at the producers’ level.