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Cover for The effects of domestic agricultural reforms and market access on trade and production in less developed countries.

This chapter analyses the impact of OECD policies, particularly US farm programmes, on the developing countries. It separately considers: (i) the impact of OECD domestic support programmes on world markets through their impact on OECD agricultural exports; and (ii) OECD protection of agricultural...

Author(s)
Robinson, S.; Thierfelder, K.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Potential coalitions and convergence in the Doha round.

This chapter examines the ongoing negotiations in the World Trade Organization (WTO) by tracking the movements in WTO members' positions, integrating Stuart Harbinson's draft proposal in the analysis, and identifying groups of countries with similar negotiation objectives. The chapter looks into...

Author(s)
Lind, K. M.; Bjørnskov, C.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the Harbinson draft on modalities in the WTO agriculture negotiations.

This chapter first describes the Harbinson draft proposals on market access, export competition, and domestic support. It then presents a preliminary evaluation of the economic consequences of the Harbinson draft proposals, as an input for the current World Trade Organization agricultural...

Author(s)
Frandsen, S. E.; Jensen, H. G.; Lind, K. M.; Melgaard, P. P.; Yu WuSheng
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food security and the World Trade Organization: a typology of countries.

For the forthcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations to consider in detail food security concerns, one issue that needs to be addressed is the relevance of the current classification of countries with respect to their food security status. This chapter presents a classification of...

Author(s)
Diaz-Bonilla, E.; Thomas, M.; Robinson, S.; Cattaneo, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A proposal for combating acute food shortages based on sub-Saharan African needs.

This chapter re-examines the issue of what should be the adequate level of food stocks for insurance purposes, based on a stochastic approach that focuses on calorie availability. The calculations focus on sub-Saharan Africa, one of the developing regions most affected by food deficits and...

Author(s)
Lind, K. M.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Thinking inside the boxes: protection in the development and food security boxes versus investments in the green box.

This chapter compares increases in protection for some special products (the preferred instrument for those supporting the notion of a Development Box (DB) or a Food Security Box (FSB)), with investments in agricultural technology (a policy already allowed under the Green Box). The increase in...

Author(s)
Diaz-Bonilla, E.; Diao, X. S.; Robinson, S.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for That was then but this is now: multifunctionality in industry and agriculture.

This chapter explores possible implications for developing countries of the notion of multifunctionality in agriculture. The main objective is to clarify current policy issues for the agricultural sector in developing countries, highlighting possible consequences for the negotiating position of...

Author(s)
Diaz-Bonilla, E.; Tin, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Trade in genetically modified food: promises and pitfalls for the poor.

This chapter seeks to shed light on the complexities surrounding the international debate on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how they affect developing countries. First, it provides a brief overview of the current status of GM crops in agriculture and explores the potential for growing GM ...

Author(s)
Nielsen, C. P.; Thierfelder, K. E.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Is the Everything But Arms initiative the way to go for least developed countries in the WTO negotiations?

Following a detailed description of the 'Everything But Arms' (EBA) initiative in the EU's preferential trading framework, this chapter presents an economic assessment of the likely impact of EBA on the least developed countries (LDCs). It finds that EBA affects only a limited number of products,...

Author(s)
Yu WuSheng; Jensen, T. V.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for New regionalism in the aftermath of Cancún: to the benefit or detriment of developing countries?

In the light of the ups and downs in the multilateral trade talks that are explicitly aimed at being a Development Round, it is worth considering whether the subsequent renewed emphasis on bilateral and regional trade agreements is to the benefit or detriment of developing countries. This chapter...

Author(s)
Nielsen, C. P.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book chapter

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