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The agricultural sectors of middle income countries are transforming rapidly, as part of the broader process of economic development. Much of the resulting adjustment pressure falls on less competitive smallholders.
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The role of agricultural policies in addressing the development needs of poorer countries is high on the political agenda, for both structural reasons and as a result of recent market developments.
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This report looks at the interface between public and private food standards in modern food chains, the role these standards play in contemporary food systems and how they interact in establishing incentives for food suppliers to provide high quality products to markets.
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There is much scope for trade to enhance economic growth in Indonesia. This paper analyses Indonesian trade policy following the Asian Financial crisis, and identifies some key reforms that may help to increase competitiveness.
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This paper analyses China’s trade policy environment following China's entry into the WTO. It examines China's role in international processing activities and the impact of China’s integration into world’s goods and services markets on selected OECD countries using a general equilibrium mode
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This paper looks at initiatives and collaborative efforts by food and agriculture ministries in promoting healthy diets and improved nutrition, to permit an exchange of policy experiences.
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New value creation strategies are being prepared by stakeholders in the agro-food sector, in an uncertain and competitive context of globalisation and the evolving expectations of consumers and society. This paper suggests some avenues to explore as new sources of value creation in the sector.
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This study analyses the People’s Republic of China’s trade policy environment with a focus on trade-related regulations and their role in supporting China’s market openness.
Transparency is critical to the development of a healthy business environment by reducing regulatory impediments, finds this study of China’s trade policy environment. The study focuses on trade-related regulations and their role in supporting China’s market openness.
Trade in fish does not lead to a decline in food security and availability of fish for the population of developing countries, according to this study of industrial and small-scale fisheries in the economy of Sub-Sahara Africa.