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The development of organized commodity exchanges in Africa: an economic analysis
Book Item (Buchkapitel, Lexikonartikel, jur. Kommentierung, Beiträge in Sammelbänden)
ID 4194597
Author(s) Zimmermann, Heinz; Haase, Marco
Author(s) at UniBasel Zimmermann, Heinz
Haase, Marco
Year 2017
Title The development of organized commodity exchanges in Africa: an economic analysis
Editor(s) Groth, Hans; May, John F.
Book title Africa’s population: in search of a demographic dividend
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Cham
Pages 415-431
ISSN/ISBN 978-3-319-46887-7 ; 978-3-319-46889-1
Abstract After the failure of international commodity price stabilization programs, the development of commodity futures exchanges has been popularized by economists and international agencies. Based on the experience and the history of commodity trading, the successful development of organized, standardized exchanges must be necessarily paired with steps towards improving the basic and financial infrastructure of countries. These improvements are all the more important as they help to improve food security, a major challenge in the upcoming demographic transition of sub-Saharan African societies. However, the outright launch of futures markets might be an excessive first step for most countries.
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Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-46889-1_26

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