Agricultural Markets Beyond Liberalization

  • Aad van Tilburg
  • Henk A. J. Moll
  • Arie Kuyvenhoven

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Arie Kuyvenhoven, Henk A. J. Moll, Aad van Tilburg
      Pages 3-17
  3. Agricultural Markets in Transition Economies

  4. Market Liberalization in Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Houinsou Dedehouanou, Paul Quarles van Ufford
      Pages 173-189
  5. Liberalization: Institutions and Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Ernst-August Nuppenau, Ousmane Badiane
      Pages 279-297
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 299-309

About this book


Agricultural markets have entered a long-term process of liberalization, with the aim of reducing imposed market imperfections such as monopolistic public trade, entry barriers and subsidies. The experience of more than a decade of agriculture liberalization offers a good opportunity to review and analyze the outcome of this process and to draw lessons for the future. The central topic in Agricultural Markets Beyond Liberalization is the relationship between market structure and how markets perform in a dynamic context during a liberalization process. The topic is studied from both a micro and macro viewpoint and refers to different types of agricultural markets. This volume brings together the dynamics of agricultural markets in several parts of the world, with a special focus on transition economics and Africa. The different studies cover geographical areas as wide as a district as well as a group of countries, and institutions from individual contracts to multi-national organizations. The analysis of liberalization under different circumstances, and the different methods of analysis used by the authors provide a valuable foundation for the assessment of liberalization.


Food Markets Russia agriculture institutions marketing organization public goods rice

Editors and affiliations

  • Aad van Tilburg
    • 1
  • Henk A. J. Moll
    • 1
  • Arie Kuyvenhoven
    • 1
  1. 1.Wageningen UniversityThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7040-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4523-1
  • About this book