The implications of the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture for developing countries

Part 1: The Agreement on Agriculture


The aims of Part 1

Part I examines the detail and content of the Agreement on Agriculture which was negotiated in the Uruguay Round. The aims of this part is to give the reader a thorough understanding of the Agreement in order to facilitate compliance in signatories and also from which to develop policy responses.

Part I is divided into three chapters:

    ==> We begin Part I by looking at background to GATT and the multilateral trade liberalisation process. We examine the background to the UR negotiations and highlight how the final and historic Agreement on Agriculture emerged.

    ==> Chapter 2 examines the main elements of the Agreement with particular attention to market access, export subsidies and domestic policy commitments.

    ==> Chapter 3 gives a detailed account of the implications of the Agreement, under the general headings introduced in the previous chapter.

What you will learn

  • A general understanding of the history of GATT, Multilateral liberalisation and how agriculture had hitherto been excluded.
  • An understanding of the detail of the Agreement on Agriculture with respect to developing countries
  • An understanding of the implementation issues associated with the Agreement, and of their relative importance to developing countries.