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Sharing Gains from Trade: Global Markets and Farmers Welfare in Developing Countries

Project description

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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/globalization
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 996 009

Beneficiaries (1)

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 996 009
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments