Effects of Trade Liberalization On Global Food Outlook

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Article
29 August 2001

Effects of Trade Liberalization On Global Food Outlook

Author: International Food Policy Research Institute

Sub-Saharan Africa is the developing region of the world that would benefit most from free trade in agricultural goods. For this to happen, European nations need to remove farm subsidies. African nations too, must eliminate taxes on food production and consumption..."The products of greatest interest to the least-developed countries - many agricultural products together with clothing and other labor-intensive manufactures - are among the most heavily protected in the markets of their current and potential trading partners, both developed and developing" (World Trade Organization Press Release, Apr. 27, 2001).

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Article
1 January 2001

full report: Global Food Projections to 2020: Emerging Trends and Alternative Futures

Author: International Food Policy Research Institute

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