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Comparative advantage and policy incentives for wheat production in Zimbabwe

Michael L. Morris

Comparative advantage and policy incentives for wheat production in Zimbabwe

by Michael L. Morris

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Published by Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo in México, D.F., México .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Zimbabwe.
    • Subjects:
    • Wheat trade -- Zimbabwe.,
    • Wheat trade -- Government policy -- Zimbabwe.,
    • Comparative advantage (International trade)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementMichael L. Morris.
      SeriesCIMMYT economics working paper ;, 88/02
      ContributionsInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9049.W5 Z556 1988
      The Physical Object
      Pagination68 p. :
      Number of Pages68
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2275621M
      LC Control Number89165637

      The policy section covers such topics as terms of trade and economic development, the role of industrial policy in the creation of comparative advantage, trade liberalization in Zimbabwe, the global trading environment, regional co-operation and integration and the role of the WTO in the 21st century. EC STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND APPLICATIONS. advantage of the opportunities presented by trade liberalization. Farmers would need to be equipped with skills in making business decisions, separating business from household decisions, establishing comparative advantage in production, and diversifying. The volatility of grain supply is a second area requiring policy intervention. Historic.

      Comparative advantage. It can be argued that world output would increase when the principle of comparative advantage is applied by countries to determine what goods and services they should specialise in producing. Comparative advantage is a term associated with 19th Century English economist David Ricardo.. Ricardo considered what goods and services countries should produce, . International trade - International trade - Sources of comparative advantage: As already noted, British classical economists simply accepted the fact that productivity differences exist between countries; they made no concerted attempt to explain which commodities a country would export or import. During the 20th century, international economists offered a number of theories in an effort to.

      For the over two million population of Yobe State and, with a land mass of 45, square kilometers, agriculture has remained a major preoccupation. Almost every household has a history of crop. The law of comparative advantage describes how, under free trade, an agent will produce more of and consume less of a good for which they have a comparative advantage.. In an economic model, agents have a comparative advantage over others in producing a particular good if they can produce that good at a lower relative opportunity cost or autarky price, i.e. at a lower relative marginal cost.


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Comparative advantage and policy incentives for wheat production in Zimbabwe by Michael L. Morris Download PDF EPUB FB2

AN ANALYSIS OF THE COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE AND POLICY INCENTIVES OF COMMERCIAL WHEAT PRODUCTION IN SOUTH AFRICA J.F. IGrsten, E.

Ohene-Anyang and J. van Rooyenl Despite the fact that all direct and indirect measures of subsidisation and protection have been remaved, commercial agriculture is still widely considered to be subsidised. AN ANALYSIS OF THE COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE AND POLICY INCENTIVES OF COMMERCIAL WHEAT PRODUCTION IN SOUTH AFRICA J.F.

Kirsten, E. Ohene-Anyang and J. van Rooyen1 Despite the fact that all direct and indirect measures of subsidisation and protection have been removed, commercial agriculture is still widely considered to be subsidised. An analysis of the comparative advantage and policy incentives of commercial wheat production in South Africa Article (PDF Available) in Agrekon 37(4) December with 62 Reads.

AN ANALYSIS OF THE COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE AND POLICY INCENTIVES OF COMMERCIAL WHEAT PRODUCTION IN SOUTH AFRICA. Downloadable. Despite the fact that all direct and indirect measures of subsidisation and protection have been removed, commercial agriculture is still widely considered to be subsidised, privileged and uncompetitive.

This paper shows how the process of deregulation has in fact changed the situation. The paper reports on the comparative advantage in the production of wheat in South Africa and. Determining comparative advantage through domestic resource cost analysis. Guidelines emerging from CIMMYT's Experience.

Economic incentives and comparative advantage in Indonesia food crop production. Economic policy and technology determination of the comparative advantage of wheat production in Sudan.

In economics, a comparative advantage occurs when a country can produce a good or service at a lower opportunity cost than another country.

The theory of comparative advantage is attributed to political economist David Ricardo, who wrote the book Principles of. The main objective of the study was to assess the competitiveness of wheat production in Zimbabwe.

Policy Analysis Matrix (PAM) was used to determine private and social profitability of wheat. Like many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Zimbabwe is experiencing rapid growth in wheat consumption and imports. Policy makers in Zimbabwe and elsewhere must decide whether increased domestic wheat production might reduce dependency on imports and at the same time contribute to economic efficiency and food security goals.

Comparative advantage provides a mechanism for a country to gain from international trade through specialization. It gives the country a competitive edge over other countries in the products in which it has comparative advantage. Unlike absolute advantage, every country may possess some sort of comparative advantage in some products it produces.

Significant wheat production in the country started in the mids (Figure 1). Generally an upward trend in wheat production from toalthough some noticeable deeps were observed inand (Figure 1). However, since wheat production has been on the decline (Figure 1).

Before Zimbabwe's independence in It reports on the comparative advantage in the production of wheat in South Africa and reveals the various distortionary effects, if any, of the policy environment on the production of wheat prior to The paper concludes that South Africa has a strong comparative advantage in the production of wheat, especially in the inland areas.

This week we are going to share some agronomic considerations to increase wheat productivity and production in Zimbabwe. Planning for wheat production. The standard cost structure for wheat at high management levels ranges between $ and $/ ha at.

Produce more maize where we have the comparative advantage and import the wheat. Zimbabwe has always imported wheat, even at the peak of winter wheat production.

Besides the local wheat needs to. Morris, M. L., "Comparative advantage and policy incentives for wheat production in Zimbabwe," CIMMYT Economics Program Working Paper (Mexico City, DF: CIMMYT, February ).

Mussa, M., "Tariffs and the distribution of income: The importance of factor specificity, substitutability, and intensity in the short and long run," Journal of Political. The report examines trends in the government policies and production of five major food crops (rice, corn, soybeans, sugar, and cassava) in Indonesia; analyzes the effects of government input-output pricing policies on domestic production incentives for these food crops; and assesses their relative comparative advantage under the three trade.

Comparative advantage is a critical concept for free trade proponents. Comparative advantage works as long as the above assumptions hold and the entities have different production costs. In other words, if it costs both Countries A and B 2 wheat to produce an additional TV, then trade would not benefit them.

Zimbabwe's largest daily newspaper. Wheat production’s first steep decline occurred in after the Land Reform Programme when output halved to metric tonnes, there after maintaining. Kirsten, Johann F. & Ohene-Anyang, E. & van Rooyen, Johan, "An Analysis Of The Comparative Advantage And Policy Incentives Of Commercial Wheat Production In South Africa," Agrekon, Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), vol.

37(4), pagesDecember. Production and productivity of grain crops has been on the decline since the early s. From a surplus producer of maize, Zimbabwe has become a net food importer during the past decade.

This has been attributed to low producer incentives due to erosion of producer prices by inflation as well as input shortages among other challenges.

For instance, Khai and Yabe () used the PAM to measure the comparative advantage of soybean production in Vietnam; Mahlanza et al.

() for the comparative advantage of wheat production in the Western Cape, South Africa; Kristen et al. () for the comparative advantage and policy incentives of commercial wheat production in South.Why do countries provide financial incentives?

Financial incentives act as trade barriers. Use the numbers to place the companies in order of greatest comparative advantage to least comparative advantage in producing small tubes of toothpaste. 2, 1, 3, 4 wheat production in a .Comparative advantage stipulates that countries should specialise in a certain class of products for export, but import the rest - even if the country holds an absolute advantage in all products.