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Abdulkadri, Abdullahi O.; Hutchinson, R.
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An analysis of farm-retail price spread for tuber crops in Jamaica
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84th Annual meeting of the Southwestern Economics Association
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March 17-20, 2004
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Abstract
Using the relative price spread model, analyses the effect of changes in market price on marketing margin for major tuber crops in Jamaica. Empirical results indicate that market price is an important determinant of marketing margins for lucea, negro, sweet and yellow yams. The results further indicat that retail price increases are not being passed down to farmers, and hence a possible explanation for the downward trend being experienced in domestc production of tuber crops in Jamaica.....
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