SMITH, F; (2012) Food Security and International Agricultural Trade: Old Problems, New Perspectives. In: McMahon, JA and Desta, MG, (eds.) Handbook on International Agricultural Trade. (45 - 69). Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK.
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How can the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) rules on international agricultural trade address food security more effectively? This is a question taxing trade negotiators, policy officials outside the WTO and many eminent academic commentators. There is such a wealth of institutional literature and academic commentary advocating changes to the WTO’s international agricultural trade rules beyond those in the Doha Draft Modalities for Agriculture that it is easy to get swept along with the strong impetus for fundamental change. This article urges caution and that changing the international rules may not improve food security at all.
|Title:||Food Security and International Agricultural Trade: Old Problems, New Perspectives|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||© 2012 Edward Elgar. Full text of this chapter is included in UCL Discovery with permission from the publisher, for personal use only|
|Keywords:||food security, agriculture, development, net-food importing developing countries, export subsidies, Green box, WTO|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Laws|
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