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WTO negotiations and agricultural trade liberalization: the effect of developed countries' policies on developing countries.

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This book arises from a joint research project between the Food and Resource Economics Institute in Denmark and the Food Policy Research Institute in Washington. It analyses the effects of developed countries' agricultural policies on developing countries. The main focus is on food security, poverty and other topics such as multifunctionality, biotechnology and regional agreements, as an input to ...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 34)

Review of the EU Common Agricultural Policy.

This chapter presents an overview of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and shows how the policy has evolved over the past decade in response to external and internal pressures for reform. First, the objectives of the CAP are outlined, indicating changes in objectives over time. Second, the interaction between reforms of the CAP and the trade negotiations in the World Trade Organization are analysed using the McSharry Reform, the 2000 Agenda, and the 2003 CAP reform as examples. Third, an overview of the CAP is presented, giving emphasis to the main principles of market policy and rural development, including a brief review of the EU Commission's proposal for rural development programmes for the years 2007-13. Fourth, the policy regimes for individual EU markets are analysed, giving details of the functioning of the CAP. Finally, the perspectives for development of the CAP are discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 57) The Common Agricultural Policy in an enlarged Europe: bright or bleak prospects for Africa? Author(s): Gersfelt, B. Jensen, H. G.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 80) US agricultural policy: the 2002 farm bill and WTO Doha round proposals. Author(s): Orden, D.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 103) The effects of domestic agricultural reforms and market access on trade and production in less developed countries. Author(s): Robinson, S. Thierfelder, K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 122) Potential coalitions and convergence in the Doha round. Author(s): Lind, K. M. Bjørnskov, C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 142) Assessing the Harbinson draft on modalities in the WTO agriculture negotiations. Author(s): Frandsen, S. E. Jensen, H. G. Lind, K. M. Melgaard, P. P. Yu WuSheng
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 162) Food security and the World Trade Organization: a typology of countries. Author(s): Diaz-Bonilla, E. Thomas, M. Robinson, S. Cattaneo, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 184) A proposal for combating acute food shortages based on sub-Saharan African needs. Author(s): Lind, K. M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 207) Thinking inside the boxes: protection in the development and food security boxes versus investments in the green box. Author(s): Diaz-Bonilla, E. Diao, X. S. Robinson, S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 235) That was then but this is now: multifunctionality in industry and agriculture. Author(s): Diaz-Bonilla, E. Tin, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 261) Trade in genetically modified food: promises and pitfalls for the poor. Author(s): Nielsen, C. P. Thierfelder, K. E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 282) Is the Everything But Arms initiative the way to go for least developed countries in the WTO negotiations? Author(s): Yu WuSheng Jensen, T. V.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 310) New regionalism in the aftermath of Cancún: to the benefit or detriment of developing countries? Author(s): Nielsen, C. P.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Danish Research Institute of Food Economics, Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9781845930509
  • Record Number
  • 20063120001