entre For Food Security and Agro-Economy, GNLU


International Trade Implications of National Food Security Act, 2013

A slew of measures and actions being taken in the field of food security by the government in the recent past coupled with the WTO Bali round which ended on a high note for India, the GCFSAE, GNLU is organizing One-day Conference on August 9, 2014.
1. Economic analysis of the WTO Bali round Decision. 2. Economic implications of National Food Security Act, 2013 and its International trade impacts. 3. India's tryst with WTO with special reference to agricultural subsidies.

Submission Guidelines
All research papers should be submitted in word format as an email attachment to GNLU Centre for Food Security and Agro Economy at cfsae11@gnlu.ac.in Research papers should resemble articles in a good academic journal in terms of quality, length and format. Co-authorship is allowed. All papers must include English language abstracts (300 words max.) and a list of up to 5 keywords. Papers should not be more than 5000 words (incl. footnotes and references). The papers submitted should be in MS word and PDF format. Author/s should ensure that their paper discusses the impact on international trade and business. Font: Garamond Size: 12, with 1.5” margin on the Left and 1.0” margin on the right, top and bottom with double space. Reference should be sequentially arranged and should appear at the end. Referencing Style: Chicago Manual, 18th Edition Cover Page: The cover page of the paper should include the title of the paper along with the name of the Author asterisked, with the author's designation and the contact details.

Call for Papers: Sub-themes: 1. Economic analysis of the WTO Bali round decision
i. The Non-cooperative policies and its economic impact on global economy ii. Minimum support price based system with reference to ‘due restraint’ clause iii. Impact on Indian economy of allowing 100% FDI in agriculture sector 2.

Economic implications of National Food Security Act, 2013 and its international trade impacts
i. Impact of 2013 Act on exports and how supply will meet demand created ii. The comparison between livelihood security and food security legislation iii. Economic implications of adopting a ‘rights based approach’ through the 2013 Act


India's tryst with WTO with special reference to agricultural subsidies
i. Search for flexibility that can be brought within Price-Support Mechanism for developing countries and hunt for alternative schemes ii. Permanent solution with regard to public Stock holding possibilities and difficulties in near future iii. From Doha to Bali: Reasons for development of a long impasse to a final deal

Papers should be on any of the sub-topics mentioned above. Registration Fee: Rs. 1000/- through DD only, on selection of the paper.

Important Dates: Paper Submission: May 25, 2014 Communication of date of acceptance/rejection: June 30, 2014 Conference Date: August 9, 2014 Venue:

Gujarat National Law University,
Attalika Avenue, Knowledge Corridor, Koba, Gandhinagar– 382007, Gujarat, India
For any queries, please contact: 1. Dr. Ranita Nagar [+91 8128663923] rnagar@gnlu.ac.in 2. Dr. Viral Pandya [+91 8128650818] vpandya@gnlu.ac.in 3. Nikhil Varshney [+91 9406586701] nikhilv09@gnlu.ac.in

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