P. Konandreas - Trade Policy Responses to Food Price Volatility in Poor Net Food-ImportingCountries
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Paper prepared for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Liaison Office in Geneva and theInternational Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, and presented at the policy dialogueon ‘Securing food in uncertain markets: Challenges for poor, net food-importing countries’,Geneva, 23 March 2012. The author would like to acknowledge with appreciation commentsreceived from Stuart Clark, Edward Clay, Jonathan Hepburn and Aisha Moriani on earlier draftsof the paper. The many discussions on food security issues with Abdessalam Ould Ahmed helpedin defining the scope of this study. FAO colleagues Josef Schmidhuber and Abby Abbassian weresupportive with data and other inputs. Special thanks are due to Claudio Cerquiglini for providingdata on cereal import bills of LDCs and NFIDCs. The views expressed herein are those of theauthor and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of either FAO or ICTSD.This paper has been produced under the ICTSD Programme on Agricultural Trade and SustainableDevelopment. ICTSD wishes gratefully to acknowledge the support of its core and thematic donors,including: the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish InternationalDevelopment Cooperation Agency (SIDA); the Netherlands Directorate-General of DevelopmentCooperation (DGIS); the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Danida; the Ministry for ForeignAffairs of Finland; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway; Australia’s AusAID; and OxfamNovib.For more information about ICTSD’s Programme on Agricultural Trade and Sustainable Development,visit our website at http://ictsd.net/programmes/agriculture/ICTSD welcomes feedback and comments on this document. These can be forwarded to JonathanHepburn at jhepburn [at] ictsd.chCitation: Konandreas, Panos; (2012);
Trade policy responses to food price volatility in poor net food-importing countries
; ICTSD Programme on Agricultural Trade and Sustainable Development;Issue Paper No. 42; International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva,Switzerland, www.ictsd.org.