Agricultural Trade, Policy Reforms, and Global Food Security

  • Kym Anderson

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This book explores the potential for policy reform as a short-term, low-cost way to sustainably enhance global food security. It argues that reforming policies that distort food prices and trade will promote the openness needed to maximize global food availability and reduce fluctuations in international food prices. Beginning with an examination of historical trends in markets and policies, Anderson assesses the prospects for further reforms, and projects how they may develop over the next fifteen years. He pays particular attention to domestic policy changes made possible by the information technology revolution, which will complement global change to deal directly with farmer and consumer concerns. 


Agricultural protection international food trade food demand private sector R&D research and development climate change poverty agriculture business culture economics globalization industries international economics international trade policy political economy political science politics reforms

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  • Kym Anderson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of Adelaide Department of EconomicsAdelaideAustralia

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