Markets and Trade

Review of basic food policies 2002

Year of publication2003
AbstractThis is the second issue of the Review of basic food policies, which covers policy developments in production, consumption marketing and trade of cereals, oilseeds and livestock products during the period 2001-2002. The policy information contained in the report is taken from country responses to FAO questionnaires and from publicly available sources. The period under review was marked by several significant developments, particularly the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Ministerial Agreement that launched a new round of multilateral trade negotiations. This Agreement has set in train discussions on agriculture that include a review of experience so far with the implementation of the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture (AOA). Thus it is hoped that the examination of agricultural policies that is contained in this and earlier versions of the Review might be of use to countries in their preparations for the negotiations on agriculture.
Available inEnglish
Product typeBook (stand-alone)
SeriesReview of basic food policies
Areas of workGlobal Commodity Markets
Keywords: meat; cereals; rice; milk; food consumption; food policies; milk products; oilseeds; grain; marketing; animal products; trade