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Non-distorting farm support to enhance global food production / edited by Aziz Elbehri and Alexander Sarris
Bib ID 4831875
Format BookBook
Description Rome : Trade and Markets Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2009 
xi, 426 p. : ill., maps, charts ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9789251063880
9251063885
Summary

The recent world food crisis highlighted the critical issue of global food security and the need to enhance global agricultural production capacity to meet current and future food demand. Increased investment in agriculture and adequate incentives to farmers are required to meet this global challenge. Developed countries provide support to farmers to increase farm income, reduce income variability, improve competitiveness of the agricultural sector, and provide for safe and quality food. Many farm support policies stimulate domestic production, but also create distortions in world markets, inducing disincentives in developing countries' agricultural production in the long run. These distortions have been the object of considerable debate within the World Trade Organization agreement on agriculture. This book provides a review of farm support in high income countries, and explores options for reshaping such farm support in a non-distortionary manner. It also addresses the responses needed in developing countries to ensure a long term and sustained faster growth in their agricultural sectors, enhanced food production, rising rural incomes, and lower poverty.--Publisher's description.

Partial contents
  • Introduction and overview / Aziz Elbehri and Alexander Sarris
  • Farm support policies that minimize distortionary effects : a synthesis / Aziz Elbehri and Alexander Sarris
  • OECD policy and distortionary effects : a review of the evidence / David Skully
  • Farm support policies of the United States : review and prospects for minimizing production and trade distortions / David Orden and David Blandford
  • Farm support policies in the European Union : an appraisal of their non-distortionary effects / J. Christophe Bureau and Alexande Gohin
  • Risk management in OECD agriculture : from a holistic approach to the reality of support measures / Jesús Antón and Catherine Moreddu
  • Market access versus domestic support : assessing the relative impacts on developing countries agriculture / Antoine Bouet and David Laborde Debucquet
  • Policies affecting agricultural incentives in developing countries / Kym Anderson
  • A review of public support to agricultural insurance / Piero Conforti
  • Rethinking agricultural input subsidy programmes in developing countries / Andrew Dorward
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 422-426).

Subjects Agriculture -- Finance.  |  Agricultural credit -- Developing countries.  |  Agricultural subsidies.  |  Agriculture and state -- Developing countries.  |  Agriculture and state -- European Union countries.  |  Agriculture and state -- United States.
Other authors/contributors Elbehri, Aziz  |  Sarris, Alexander  |  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Trade and Markets Division

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