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Publication | 3 June 2021

Policy-induced market distortions along agricultural value chains: Evidence from Ethiopia and Nigeria

Global Food and Nutrition Security

The functioning and performance of agrifood value chains are particularly important for the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in developing countries. Development of agrifood value chains is a critical component of rural transformation, opening new markets for farmers and supplying food products to urban areas and for export. Agricultural policies have repercussions not only at the farm-level, but also along the entire value chain of a commodity, affecting various value chain actors in different ways as well as the performance of the value chain. Measuring and understanding how policies impact particular value chains is necessary to design effective policies that minimize unintended consequences for value chain actors