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Insurance opportunities against weather risks for smallholder farmers in Africa

Chapter 6 provides important insights into the promises and limits of production risk management through financial mechanisms. In particular the authors investigate the role that weather index insurance can play in generating better adaptation…

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Food security stocks: Economic and operational issues

The use of public food stocks for food security purposes is a hotly debated topic in international trade negotiations on agriculture within the World Trade Organization (WTO). Regardless of the legal standing of food stocks under the WTO legal…

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The Doha Round: Virtuous circle or infinite loop?

This chapter aims to provide a narrative of the 15 years of the Doha Round negotiations and to quantitatively illustrate how these negotiations have tried to reach a compromise regarding the market access pillar of the agricultural talks.

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Agricultural insurance and the WTO

Insurance programs have become an increasingly popular method for providing support to agricultural producers.1 Mahul and Stutley (2010) reported that in 2007 more than 100 countries had agricultural insurance programs available. In the United States…

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Food crisis and export taxation: The cost of noncooperative trade policies

Export restrictions are trade measures that are permanently adopted by countries throughout the world.1 Piermartini (2004) noted that approximately one-third of World Trade Organization (WTO) members impose export duties. Examples are export taxes…

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