The Value of Accurate Crop Production Forecasts.

Crop production forecasts are widely recognized as an important input into food balance sheets and for anticipating production shortfalls. However, the role of accurate crop production forecasting systems in mitigating food price instability and transitory food insecurity is often under-appreciated. This paper explains how crop production forecasting systems affect price instability and risks, and how they can be improved to stabilize the food system.


Issue Date:
2010-10
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/97032
Total Pages:
23
JEL Codes:
c10; Q11
Series Statement:
International Development Working Papers
108




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