Articulating and mainstreaming agricultural trade policy and support measures

Articulating and Mainstreaming Agricultural
Trade Policy and Support Measures

 

 

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 2011


ABSTRACT

This book is an output of the FAO project, Articulating and mainstreaming agricultural trade policy and support measures, implemented during 2008-2010. With a view to maximizing the contribution of trade to national development, a process has been underway in many developing countries to mainstream trade and other policies into national development strategy such as the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). A similar process of mainstreaming is strongly advocated, and underway, for trade-related support measures, including Aid for Trade. In view of this, there is a high demand for information, analyses and advice on best approaches to undertaking these tasks.

It was in this context that the FAO project was conceived. Its three core objectives are to contribute to: i) the process of articulating appropriate agricultural trade policies consistent with overall development objectives; ii) the process of articulating trade support measures; and iii) the process of mainstreaming trade policies and support measures into national development framework.

The study is based on case studies for five countries - Bangladesh, Ghana, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. The approach taken was to analyse how the above three processes were undertaken in recent years. The book presents, in 15 chapters, analyses for each country of the above three topics – agricultural trade policy issues, trade-support measures and mainstreaming. Based on these country case studies, three additional chapters present the syntheses on these three topics.



Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
Acronyms
Contents

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1. Introduction and overview

   [154KB]

2. Articulating appropriate agricultural trade policy - Synthesis of the country case studies

  pdf [215KB]

3. Mainstreaming trade in development strategies – Synthesis of the country case studies

   [190KB]

4. Trade-related support measures - Synthesis of the country case studies

  pdf [183KB]
   

5. Bangladesh – Agricultural trade policy issues

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6. Bangladesh - Mainstreaming trade policy

  pdf [211KB]

7. Bangladesh - Articulating trade-related support measures for agriculture

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8. Ghana - Agricultural trade policy issues

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9. Ghana - Mainstreaming trade policy

  pdf [210KB]

10. Ghana - Articulating trade-related support measures for agriculture

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11. Nepal – Agricultural trade policy issues

  pdf [196KB]

12. Nepal - Mainstreaming trade policy

  pdf [184KB]

13. Nepal – Articulating trade-related support measures for agriculture

  pdf [218KB]
   

14. Sri Lanka - Agricultural trade policy issues

  pdf [223KB]

15. Sri Lanka - Mainstreaming trade policy

  pdf [192KB]

16. Sri Lanka - Articulating trade-related support measures for agriculture

  pdf [213KB]
   

17. Tanzania - Agricultural trade policy issues

  pdf [191KB]

18. Tanzania - Mainstreaming trade policy

  pdf [190KB]

19. Tanzania - Articulating trade-related support measures for agriculture

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