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Author Breger Bush, Sasha.

Title Derivatives and development : a political economy of global finance, farming, and poverty / Sasha Breger Bush
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (244 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Derivatives and Rural Development: Overview of Contemporary Applications -- Debating Rural Poverty: Derivatives, Development Orthodoxy, and the Global Coffee Commodity Chain -- Derivatives and Income Security for Coffee Producers: Theory and Practice -- Derivatives, Coffee Farmers, and the Politics of Alternatives -- Conclusions
Summary Derivatives and Development is an analysis of an increasingly popular set of policy proposals coming from international development organizations and non-profits which suggest that developing country farmers should be hedging their considerable exposure to price risk on derivatives markets (futures and options markets), thereby securing their incomes from the vagaries of global commodity markets. It systematically and critically analyzes derivatives-based price risk management and the implications of derivatives advocacy for farmers. The author focuses upon small farmers in the Global South, a global community that currently numbers over one billion people. Small farmers in the Global South are among those groups most likely to be poor today, and are historically among those most at risk when agricultural markets are liberalized
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Derivative securities -- Developing countries.
Economic development -- Developing countries.
Finance -- Developing countries.
International finance.
Developing countries -- Commerce.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011051409
ISBN 0230338925 (hbk.)
1137062657 (electronic bk.)
9780230338920 (hbk.)
9781137062659 (electronic bk.)