Delivering on Doha: Farm Trade and the Poor

Delivering on Doha: Farm Trade and the Poor

by Kimberly Ann Elliot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0881323926

ISBN-13: 9780881323924

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Peterson Institute for International Economics

It is frequently asserted that agricultural liberalization by the United States, European Union, and other rich countries is the key to making the global trade negotiations launched in Doha, Qatar, in 2001 a "development round." Agricultural market liberalization is essential in achieving a successful Doha Round agreement because these are the most protected markets…  See more details below

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It is frequently asserted that agricultural liberalization by the United States, European Union, and other rich countries is the key to making the global trade negotiations launched in Doha, Qatar, in 2001 a "development round." Agricultural market liberalization is essential in achieving a successful Doha Round agreement because these are the most protected markets remaining in most rich countries. But the implications for developing countries, especially the poorest, are more complex than the current debate suggests. This volume examines the structure of agricultural support in rich countries and explores the challenges as well as opportunities that developing countries might face if the Doha Round succeeds in reforming OECD agriculture policies.

"How it is that a set of trade negotiations centered on agriculture has come to be viewed as a "development round" is one of the enduring mysteries of the world trade regime. Kim Elliott has done us all a service with this sober analysis. Elliott strips away the hype and documents the uncertainties and complexities of the likely consequences for poor nations." — Dani Rodrik, professor of international political economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881323924
Publisher:
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2The problem : rich countries supporting rich farmers13
3Prospects for reform : lessons from US and European experience35
4Opportunities and challenges for developing countries63
5The devil in the Doha details91
6Delivering on Doha's promise115

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