Competitiveness and Comparative Advantage of Rice Production Systems: The Policy Analysis Matrix ApproachDOWNLOAD FILE
December 18, 2019 - Author: Sule, B. A., Crawford, E. and Coker, A. A. A.
Sule, B. A., Crawford, E. and Coker, A. A. A., 2019. Competitiveness and Comparative Advantage of Rice Production Systems: The Policy Analysis Matrix Approach, FSP Research Brief 102, East Lansing: Michigan State University.
- Production systems are competitive given current market prices and policy transfers.
- Government policy incentives for small-scale rice farmers lead to inefficient use of scarce resources.
- Trade policies increase the price of rice to consumers as well as producers.
- Rice production in the study area is currently economically profitable without government incentives.
- Competitiveness is driven by productivity hence policies that encourage adoption of improved technology would help sustain the competitiveness of rice production