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    Publications authored by the staff of the Research Institutes are available from 1995 onwards.

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Record number 556989
Title Storage Policies: Stockpiling Versus Immediate Release
Author(s) Wesseler, Justus
Source Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization (2019). - ISSN 2194-5896
Department(s) WASS
Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) food crisis - grain reserves - hoarding - stockpiling - storage - uncertainty

Storage policies are used in many countries to smooth price volatility and thereby support food security. When there is a global decrease in food supply caused by a number of extreme weather effects, food reserves are expected to reduce the potential negative implications for households with low purchasing power. In this paper, the properties of such a stockpiling policy are assessed and compared to a policy with storage but without stockpiling. The results show that a stockholding policy is an expensive strategy that generates economic benefits only in extreme cases.

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