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This publication draws on a wealth of existing and contemporary research that has been collated and analysed in the process of developing a conceptual framework for informing the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) research project on the relationship between trade and food security. In addition to setting out and explaining the framework, it introduces a range of related contemporary debates. These debates were reviewed in a set of commissioned papers presented at an Expert Consultation on “Trade and Food Security: conceptualizing the Linkages” held in Rome on 11 and 12 July 2002, upon which many of the chapters in this publication are based.

In addition to the authors of the commissioned papers, whose names are mentioned in the corresponding chapters, thanks are also extended to the discussants and other participants who contributed to the exchange of ideas during the Consultation (see List of Participants). Particular thanks go to Jamie Morrison and Richard Pearce of Imperial College, London who assisted FAO in the preparation of this volume for publication.

This publication is an output of an FAO project on “Trade and Food Security (FNPP/GLO/001/NET-01)” which was organized and implemented by the Commodity Policy and Projections Service (ESCP) of the Commodities and Trade Division of FAO, Harmon C. Thomas, Service Chief. Others involved in the project included Ramesh Sharma, Nasredin Elamin and Julio Paz, Consultant. Special thanks to Suzanne Giometti, who provided administrative assistance, and to Olwen Gotts who arranged for the publication of this volume.

Trade and Food Security: Conceptualizing the Linkages Expert Consultation
Rome, 11 - 12 July 2002
List of Participants

Richard Barichello
Associate Professor
University of British Columbia
British Columbia, Canada

Hannelore Beerlandt
Research Associate
Research Group on Food Policy, Transition and Development
Catholic University of Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Jacques Berthelot
Agriculture Economist
Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse
Toulouse, France

Adel Beshai
American University in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt

Jonathan Brooks
Directorate for Food, Agriculture & Fisheries
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Paris, France

Edward Clay
Senior Research Associate
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
London, United Kingdom

Stephen Devereux
Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
United Kingdom

Paul Dorosh
Senior Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Washington DC, United States of America

Gonzálo Fanjul Suarez
Policy Department, Intermón Oxfam
Madrid, Spain

Mary Hendrickson
Co-Director, Food Circles Networking Project and Assistant Professor,
Department of Rural Sociology
University of Missouri
Columbia, United States of America

Bénédicte Hermelin
Paris, France

Jones Govereh
Food Security Research Project
Michigan State University
East Lansing, United States of America

Jonathan Kydd
Professor of Agricultural Development Economics, Imperial College at Wye
Ashford, United Kingdom

Alan Mathews
Professor, Department of Economics
Trinity College
Dublin, Ireland

Neil McCulloch
Institute of Development Studies
Brighton, United Kingdom

John Mellor
ex-Director, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Washington DC, United States of America

Jamie Morrison
Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Imperial College at Wye, Ashford, United Kingdom

Oliver Morrissey
Reader in Development Economics and Director of CREDIT
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Paul Mosley
Department of Economics
University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Dominique Njinkeu
Deputy Director of Research
African Economic Research Consortium Nairobi, Kenya

Arvind Panagariya
Professor of Economics
University of Maryland
Maryland, United States of America

Julio Paz
Consultant, Commodity Policy and Projections Service
Commodities and Trade Division, FAO
Rome, Italy

Richard Pearce
Director External Programme
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Imperial College at Wye
Ashford, United Kingdom

Thomas Reardon
Department of Agricultural Economics
Michigan State University
East Lansing, United States of America

Lamon Rutten
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Geneva, Switzerland

Christopher Stevens
Institute of Development Studies
Sussex, United Kingdom

Alberto Valdés
Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Chile


Hartwig de Haen
Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Department, FAO
Rome, Italy

Harmon Thomas
Chief, Commodity Policy and Projections Service, Commodities and Trade Division,
Rome, Italy

Barbara Huddleston
Former Chief, Food Security and Agricultural Projects Analysis Service, FAO
Rome, Italy

Ramesh Sharma
Senior Economist, Commodity Policy and Projections Service
Commodities and Trade Division, FAO
Rome, Italy

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