Market Information Services

A GUIDE TO DEVELOPING AGRICULTURAL MARKETS AND AGRO-ENTERPRISES, Daniele Giovannucci, ed., World Bank, 2001

10 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2007 Last revised: 9 Sep 2009

Daniele Giovannucci

Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)

Andrew Shepherd

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Abstract

Information is the lifeblood of most market economies. Nevertheless, attempts to jump start information flow by creating Market Information Services for food and agriculture usually fail. The author distills experiences and lessons from other studies and individual experts in the field on the reasons for such common failures and what can be done to avoid them. Critical topics such as institutional structure, dissemination methods, and funding are outlined to guide the reader through the basic issues that must be addressed in order to create a successful Market Information Service.

Keywords: Market Information Service; market data; price information; trade information; developing countries; marketing; agriculture, food, institutions, Market Information System

JEL Classification: H4, L1

Suggested Citation

Giovannucci, Daniele and Shepherd, Andrew, Market Information Services. A GUIDE TO DEVELOPING AGRICULTURAL MARKETS AND AGRO-ENTERPRISES, Daniele Giovannucci, ed., World Bank, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=996770

Daniele Giovannucci (Contact Author)

Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) ( email )

1008 S. 9 Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.thecosa.org

Andrew Shepherd

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ( email )

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome, Lazio 00100
Italy

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