Project final report

Agricultural trade liberalisation and domestic market reforms in Indian agriculture - Final report

Date released
10 August 2009
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Sisira Jayasuriya, Donald Maclaren, Rajesh Chadha, Suman Bery, Shashanka Bhide, Parmod Kumar, Devender Pratap, Anjali Tandon, Abhishek Akhouri, K. Elumalai, Scott Davenport, Susan Thomas, Ramesh Chand, Steve McCorriston and Jae Kim


This project aimed to examine the nature and impact of interventions in selected agricultural markets, to analyse marketing system constraints, to identify, evaluate and quantify the impact of domestic market and international trade policy reforms and, to develop and disseminate appropriate policy recommendations.

With a particular focus on the interaction of trade liberalisation (reforms at the 'border') with internal ('behind the border') reforms, the project was conceived and designed to contribute to the policy challenge of devising reforms to improve efficiency in Indian agricultural markets consistent with major national goals of achieving sustainable improvements in rural incomes, poverty alleviation and food security.

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