POLICY INCENTIVES FOR SELECTED AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES IN BANGLADESH

The paper evaluates the agricultural incentives in terms of levels of protection of selected agricultural commodities in Bangladesh for the period 1980-1998. Secondary data from various official and private sources were collected and compiled to derive the necessary parameters and co-efficients used in the analysis. NPC and NRP were measured by the proportional difference between the domestic producer price and the border price (adjusting for distribution, transportation, and other marketing costs). Likewise EPC and ERP were measured by considering the value-added components for fuller protection representation of incentive. The results showed that the main cereal crop rice was marginally protected for the policy goal of self-sufficiency. Wheat, jute, and potato were negatively protected during the period under review. But sugar production was highly protected due to inefficiency in publicly managed enterprise.


Issue Date:
Dec 31 2000
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 0237-3539 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/202075
Published in:
Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 23, Number 1-2
Page range:
117-125
Total Pages:
09
Series Statement:
XXIII
1 & 2




 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2017-04-28

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)