Improving farmers’ welfare in developing countries
The majority of the world’s poor live in rural areas of developing countries and rely largely on farming, livestock, aquaculture and other agricultural work to make a living. One way to reduce poverty is to develop the agricultural potential in developing countries. The EU-funded SharingGains project will investigate the causes and consequences of market failures by interacting with multiple layers of agricultural value chains. The project will also evaluate different regulatory interventions and develop flexible tools to perform counterfactual analysis and evaluate the merits of alternative policies and regulations. It will also study voluntary sustainability standards such as Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance. These are increasingly popular responses to market failures in agricultural chains in developing countries.
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