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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 2 (Page no: 57)

The Common Agricultural Policy in an enlarged Europe: bright or bleak prospects for Africa?

This chapter first presents a brief summary of the agricultural aspects of the eastern enlargement of the EU and the mid-term review (MTR) of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). It then provides a quantitative assessment of how the eastern enlargement and the MTR reform will affect agriculture in the African countries in terms of output, trade flows and overall welfare. The analysis uses a modified version of the global general equilibrium model GTAP, where special attention is given to the modelling of the CAP. The results indicate negative impacts on African welfare, but the analysis also shows that the overall effects on the African economies are generally small. The eastern enlargement and the MTR reform thus appear to be primarily European matters, with only minor effects for economies of developing countries such as those in Africa. The analysis also shows that in many cases the effects of the MTR reform dominate the effects of the eastern enlargement.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 34) Review of the EU Common Agricultural Policy. Author(s): Frandsen, S. E. Walter-Jørgensen, A.
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, Agricultural Policy Research Division, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9781845930509
  • Record Number
  • 20063120002