Mercados y Comercio

International food trade and natural resources

Background paper for The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO) 2022

Year of publication2022
AbstractThe paper provides a review of the literature on the distribution of natural capital endowments across countries and its impact on determining trade flows. It illustrates the role trade plays in alleviating environmental pressures and the potential negative effects of trade on the environment. Finally, it discusses a range of relevant policy measures that can be adopted to reduce environmental spillovers
Available inEnglish
ThemeContemporary Global Issues
Product typeBook (series)
SeriesThe State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO)
ISBN 978-92-5-137145-9
Areas of workEmerging Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
Keywordsnatural resources; virtual water; food production; trade; environmental impact; drought stress; land use change; deforestation; greenhouse gas emissions; climate change; trade policies