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

Prepared by

Stephen Healy
Richard Pearce
Michael Stockbridge

for the

Agricultural Policy Support Service
Policy Assistance Division

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 1998


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Table of contents


  Part 1: The Agreement on Agriculture

  Chapter 1: An Overview of the Negotiations on Agriculture
  1.1 The Background to the Uruguay Round Negotiations
  1.2 Agriculture in the Uruguay Round Negotiations
  Chapter 2: the main elements of the Agreement on Agriculture
  2.1 The objectives of the Agreement on Agriculture
  2.2 The main elements of the Agreement
  Chapter 3: Implications of the Agreement on Agriculture for agricultural policies and trade in developing countries
  3.1 The general implications of the Agreement for developing countreis: Special and differntial treatment
  3.2 Market access provisions
  3.3 Domestic support commitments
  3.4 Export policies: Subsidies adn restrictions
  Part 2: Policy implications for agriculture after the Uruguay Round Agreement

  Chapter 4: The impact of the Agreement on Agricultural Trade
  4.1 Agricultural liberalisation and the commitments of the Agreement on Agriculture
  4.2 The loss of preferential trading agreements
  4.3 The impact of the Agreement on Agricultural Trade Liberalisation
  4.4 The impact on food security

  Chapter 5: The Agriculture Agreement in the context of domestic agricultural policy
  5.1 The policy environment
  5.2 Agricultural production policy tools after the Agreement
  5.3 Trade policy reform before and after the UR
  5.4 Policy options under SAPs and commitments in the Agreement: A framework for analysis
  5.5 Concluding comments

  Chapter 6: The implications for food security
  6.1 The Agreement and food security
  6.2 Assessing the implications of the Agreement on Food Security
  6.3 Policy responses in addressing food security

  Chapter 7: Regionalism and the Agreement on Agriculture
  7.1 Regional Trading Agreements (RTAs)
  7.2 RTAs and GATT regulations
  7.3 Policies that support RTAs and the Agreement commitments
  7.4 Concluding comments

  Annex 1: The World Trade Organization and Agriculture

  List of abbreviations