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TRADE REFORMS AND FOOD SECURITY

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    Determining the impact of reforms to dairy sector policies is problematic and controversial. The extent and pervasiveness of intervention in the sector, and the resulting distortions to the international market, would suggest that liberalization could potentially lead to large gains, and indeed these are consistently reflected in most model-based analyses. The size of impacts has long been thought of as the key reason why dairy reforms and trade discussions have been so diffi cult. However, there are reasons for questioning estimates of the likely magnitudes of such impacts across different importing and exporting countries.
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    This report is meant to contribute to the continuing debate related to small states and their agriculture sectors in the multilateral trade framework. It looks at the specific challenges faced by small states and the importance of non-reciprocal preferences. It is felt that a clearer understanding of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) agricultural economies and trade and the often obscure effects of trade preferences on SIDS economic development is vital to identifying policies that will pro mote their sustainable development. This report seeks to contribute to this understanding by analysing the agricultural export performance of SIDS and evaluating the importance of their existing agricultural preferences. Four specific dimensions related to SIDS and their agricultural trade patterns, policy and performance are addressed. First, the report looks at what characterizes and differentiates SIDS and explores the possibility of categorizing SIDS as a group for special treatment in int ernational agricultural trade relations. Second, it evaluates SIDS agricultural production, trade patterns and performance. Third, it appraises the agricultural preference regimes affecting SIDS and fourth, the policy issues related to SIDS countries in the context of the WTO and EU/ACP are addressed. The report presents conclusions and options related to promoting the agricultural trade and economic development in SIDS.
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    Agricultural reforms and trade liberalization in China and selected Asian countries: lessons of three decades 2009
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    How did the Asia-Pacific region rescue over 700 million people from extreme poverty between 1980 and 2005? What policy lessons can we learn and implement to improve conditions for the nearly 1 billion people in the region who continue to live in poverty? Examining Asia's recent agricultural reform and trade liberalization experiences, in the context of current global crises, presents an occasion to reflect on past achievements and consider future opportunities. This publication synthesizes the proceedings and presents technical papers from a policy forum convened by FAO and China's Ministry of Agriculture. The first part summarizes key points from presentations, panel discussions and deliberations which sought to capture the essence of three decades of Asia's agricultural policy experience. The second part incorporates eight technical papers which addressed the forum's main themes: Chinese agricultural policy reforms and performance over the past 30 years; Asia's changing agricultu ral policy landscape; agricultural trade liberalization; and the implications of the global food and financial crises for food and agriculture.

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