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

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,...

Author(s)
Diaz-Bonilla, E.; Frandsen, S. E.; Robinson, S.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book
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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 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
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
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
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Frandsen, S. E.; Walter-Jørgensen, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 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 ...

Author(s)
Gersfelt, B.; Jensen, H. G.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for US agricultural policy: the 2002 farm bill and WTO Doha round proposals.

The misalignment of US farm policy and the early US reform proposal in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha negotiations resulted in subsequent weakening of the US reform proposal. In August 2003, the USA joined the EU in putting forward a proposal deemed by key developing countries as offering...

Author(s)
Orden, D.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book chapter

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