Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/128159
Authors: 
Pomfret, Richard
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
CASE Network Studies & Analyses 355
Abstract: 
The agricultural sector in Kazakhstan experienced declining output throughout the 1990s, partly because relative prices shifted from being distorted in favor of farmers to being distorted against them. After the end of the decade public policy shifted towards support for (or less discrimination against) agriculture, boosted by a billion-dollar Agriculture and Food Program for 2003-5, which was made possible by booming oil revenues. This paper provides estimates of producer support for the main agricultural products in Kazakhstan, and analyses the consequences of shifts in farm support policy. Methodologically, the paper's primary concerns are how to capture the direction and magnitude of price distortions, how to interpret the measures, and what are the policy implications.
Subjects: 
Kazakhstan
diversification
agriculture
JEL: 
Q18
Q32
O13
F14
ISBN: 
978-83-7178-450-7
Document Type: 
Research Report

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