Monthly Archives: August 2010

Partnership Update: July 2010

The IFAD-IFPRI Partnership has been launched as a three-year project in Ghana, Morocco, Mozambique, and Vietnam involving three components: promoting access to high-value commodity markets, climate change mitigation, and program support and communications. The objective of the partnership is to … Continue reading

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Export Performance with the Food Price and Financial Crisis

The global economy experienced a surge in international cereal prices over 2007, peaking in the second quarter of 2008. The dramatic rise in corn, wheat, and rice prices has been attributed to a host of factors including droughts in grain-producing … Continue reading

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Trade and Exports in Ghana

Among the four countries that we study, the importance of agriculture in the economy is highest in Ghana, with agricultural exports accounting for 49% of total exports in 2008. Ghana’s agricultural and total exports more than doubled over the period … Continue reading

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Trade and Exports in Morocco

Morocco’s total exports increased in value between 2002 and 2008, reaching 32% annual export growth in 2008 only to fall by nearly 32% in 2009 following the financial crisis. The value of agricultural exports also increased over the period, but … Continue reading

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Trade and Exports in Mozambique

After a steady increase between 2002 and 2006, growth of Mozambique’s total exports slowed down dramatically in 2007, picked up slightly in 2008 and fell in 2009 with the financial crisis. Agricultural exports collapsed in 2007 with the fall in … Continue reading

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Trade and Exports in Vietnam

Vietnam’s total exports nearly quadrupled between 2002 and 2008, with an annual growth of between 20% to 30% from 2002 to 2008. Vietnam’s major trading partners include Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea, with the US and EU … Continue reading

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Bilateral Agricultural Trade with the EU and the US

Although the relative importance of agricultural trade has generally been declining and other trade partners are becoming more important, the EU and the US have continued to be significant export markets for our four focus countries. (As shown in the … Continue reading

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