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This IMF working paper examines two hypotheses that may be used to assess an optimal export tax in a low-income country with enough market power to influence international prices of a certain commodity. The market structure for Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa exports is used as an illustration. The first...

Food sovereignty and export crops: could ECOWAS create an OPEC for sustainable cocoa?, Koning, N. B. J., and Jongeneel R. A. , Forum on Food Sovereignty, Niamey, 7-10 November 2006, 2006, Niamey, p.14 - pgs., (2006)

This paper was presented at the Regional Forum on Food Sovereignty, held in Niamey, November 2006. The authors discuss the question whether ECOWAS could create an OPEC for sustainable cocoa. They say that export crops can fit in a strategy that prioritizes the protection of domestic food crops,...

Global restructuring and liberalization: Côte d’Ivoire and the end of the international cocoa market?, Losch, B. , Journal of Agrarian Change, 2002, Volume 2, Issue 2, p.206 - 227, (2002)

The restructuring of the world cocoa market has concluded with the liberalization of the sector in the world's leading producing country, Cote d’Ivoire, clearing the way for domination by an oligopoly of global companies. This paper describes how Ivory Coast's share of world production created...

In this French written paper, with a summary in English, the author compares - although both countries refer to reforms as liberalization- the more or less opposing economic reforms implemented by the two main cocoa producing countries of Ghana and Ivory Coast. In Ghana, liberalization has only...

Incentives embedded in institutions: the case of share contracts in Ghanaian cocoa production, Takane, T. , The Developing Economies, 2000, Volume 38, Issue 3, p.374 - 397, (2000)

This study argues that besides price incentives, local institutions such as land tenure systems and agrarian contracts provide strong incentives and disincentives to agricultural production as well. Price incentives need to be placed in wider incentive structures embedded in the complex...

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