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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 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 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 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
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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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
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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

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