Agricultural Progress in Cameroon, Ghana and Mali
1 June 2008
In Mali and Cameroon the fixing of the exchange rate to the euro has kept inflation in check, but perhaps at the cost of some significant loss in competitiveness. [...] Where the imported and the domestic good cannot be regarded as perfect substitutes the transmission of the tariff- inclusive higher price for the imported good into a higher price for the domestically AGRICULTURAL PROGRESS IN CAMEROON, GHANA AND MALI: WHY IT HAPPENED AND HOW TO SUSTAIN IT Macroeconomic Context – 17 produced good will be partial and the tariff rate will overstate the associated pro [...] Recall in this connection the volume of agricultural sector aid is itself, both absolutely and relative to the size of the sector, much greater in Mali than in either Ghana or Cameroon. [...] AGRICULTURAL PROGRESS IN CAMEROON, GHANA AND MALI: WHY IT HAPPENED AND HOW TO SUSTAIN IT Effects of Agriculture Policies in OECD Countries – 23 Effects of Agriculture Policies in OECD Countries Incidence of OECD agricultural trade and subsidy policies in countries varies among countries and products Farmers in Cameroon, Ghana and Mali may be both helped and harmed in consequence of agricultural po [...] AGRICULTURAL PROGRESS IN CAMEROON, GHANA AND MALI: WHY IT HAPPENED AND HOW TO SUSTAIN IT Agricultural Performance – 25 Agricultural Performance Real agricultural output has been growing, with food output in particular growing faster than the population What were the effects on agricultural sector performance of the policy reforms and the ensuing transition from severe economic crisis to growth?