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Public stockholding programs: What options for a permanent solution?

The use of public food stocks for food security purposes is a hotly debated topic in agricultural negotiations within the World Trade Organization (WTO) (see Díaz-Bonilla, 2014, 2017a and 2017b). That debate needs to consider both the legal standing…

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A proposal for the elimination of export restrictions on food products

The episodes of higher and volatile food prices during 2007-2008 and 2011-2012 have raised concerns about the role of agricultural export restrictions in further raising international prices and its impact on the food- insecure population in net…

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Some thoughts and proposals for a way forward

There is growing consensus that globalization, expansion of international trade, and rapid technological changes have favored developing countries more than developed ones. One clear example of this trend is the rapid Gross Domestic Product (GDP)…

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Options for WTO negotiations on agriculture domestic support

This article explores various recent ideas that governments have put forward on the issue of agricultural domestic support, with a view to helping negotiators and other actors better understand how these might affect actual levels of support as well…

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The future of the global agri-food trade and the WTO

In recent years, the international trade context has seen, as a consequence of political changes, social unrest and violence, increased uncertainty and instability. Two main trends, one economic and one political, have affected the economic and…

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