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Cereals demand in the Sahel and potential impacts of regional cereals protection



Cereals demand in the Sahel and potential impacts of regional cereals protection



World Development Oxford 21(1): 17-35



Recent policy debate in the Sahel has focused on a regional protection zone for cereals. This paper discusses cross-country evidence of consumption patterns and the sensitivity of these to policy variables, and considers potential income distribution and efficiency impacts of a rice tariff increase. A tariff would hurt the poor in the short term because the poor depend to a large extent on rice as a 'fast food', purchased from street vendors.

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DOI: 10.1016/0305-750x(93)90134-u



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